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#4583730 - 10/27/21 01:45 PM Re: "Dune" by Denis Villeneuve [Re: FlyingToaster]  
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Originally Posted by FlyingToaster
It was the biggest box office success for Warner Brothers in 2021, so not particularly mediocre..



That's a relative metric so it doesn't mean much. You have to look at the hard numbers:


production budget for Dune: 165 million + at least 50 million for marketing.

US box office so far: 41 million
International box office so far: 182 million

Keep in mind that the studio doesn't get all of that money. In the US the studios split the ticket sales with the movie theaters. It's usually about a 50/50 split or a 55/45 split. For international movie theater operators, they get a significantly higher cut of the ticket sales.

So yes, it's a mediocre box office performance.


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#4583736 - 10/27/21 03:19 PM Re: "Dune" by Denis Villeneuve [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I don't think it has been released everywhere yet. Wasn't it due for a November release in Australia and a few other countries?

#4583740 - 10/27/21 04:24 PM Re: "Dune" by Denis Villeneuve [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I think the bottom line here is that the success on HBO Max saved this franchise and opened the door for the second part to be made.

Just read this online,

"Samba TV statistics acquired by Variety state that Dune was viewed on HBO Max's platform by a whopping 1.9 million US households during its opening weekend period. This is all the more impressive considering Dune's streaming performance across its opening weekend beat releases with a (supposedly) wider audience cache, such as Zack Snyder's Justice League which was viewed by 1.8 million."


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#4586269 - 12/01/21 08:08 PM Re: "Dune" by Denis Villeneuve [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4586446 - 12/05/21 02:31 AM Re: "Dune" by Denis Villeneuve [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I read Dune for the first time about 4 months ago. I don't get what all the fuss is about.

I am currently watching the 1984 movie. it seems fine, I don't get the sonic stuff and it has some 80's camp, but so far it is a fine movie. A bit heavy on the Princess Irulan voiceovers.

I will probably watch the new one when it is available to rent for less.

PS: It is cool to see all the actors that got a lot bigger over the late 80's and 90's in other types of roles in the film.

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#4586447 - 12/05/21 02:51 AM Re: "Dune" by Denis Villeneuve [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I am about an hour into the movie.

It is a little heavy on ALL the voiceovers hahaha

The second half of the movie is moving too quick, in comparison to the book.

That was a weird ending duck

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#4586449 - 12/05/21 04:04 AM Re: "Dune" by Denis Villeneuve [Re: Azshal]  
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Originally Posted by Azshal


It is a little heavy on ALL the voiceovers hahaha

The second half of the movie is moving too quick, in comparison to the book.



The voiceovers bug some people but I never had a problem with it.

Concerning the second half, keep in mind that the theatrical release of the Lynch film is just barely over 2 hours of running time so it's not surprising at all that the pacing was rushed compared to the book. The new Dune film has a running time of 2.5 hours and it only covers the first half of the book.


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#4586450 - 12/05/21 04:07 AM Re: "Dune" by Denis Villeneuve [Re: Azshal]  
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Originally Posted by Azshal
I don't get what all the fuss is about.




Different strokes for different folks and all that jazz but one thing that can't be disputed is that the novel has made a deep impression with many readers over the world since the 1960's. If it hadn't it simply would have become just another long forgotten sci-fi novel along with the rest of the great majority of scifi novels that have been written.


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#4586509 - 12/06/21 09:51 AM Re: "Dune" by Denis Villeneuve [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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It was a lot closer to the books than Lynchs.Weirding way was an advanced Martial arts and sign language in the new movie like the books.Lynch,s was the voice modules to produce weaponry..

#4586516 - 12/06/21 11:32 AM Re: "Dune" by Denis Villeneuve [Re: 453Raafspitty]  
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Originally Posted by 453Raafspitty
.Lynch,s was the voice modules to produce weaponry..



I don't know if it is 100% confirmed but based on some sources I've read, the "Weirding Way" as portrayed in the Lynch film was an attempt by the producers to make the movie more like Star Wars with the use of "laser guns".


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