Box Office: ‘Dune’ Tops Friday in U.S. With $17.5M

Filmmaker Denis Villeneuve’s Dune opened atop the domestic box office on Friday with $17.5 million from 4,125 theaters.

At this pace, the sci-fic epic should open to $35 million or more.The Legendary and Warner Bros.

tentpole is launching simultaneously on HBO Max in the U.S.Friday’s haul, including $5.1 million in Thursday previews, was the best showing for a 2021 Warners title also opening on the streaming service.

Imax theaters turned in $4.2 million, or 24 percent of Friday’s entire gross.Dune was a high-profile player on the fall film festival circuit and sits at …

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