Dune, which was released on October 21, 2021, is a science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve; the film explores the fictional future in which the protagonist Oscar Isaac and his wife and son, Rebecca Ferguson and Timothee Chalamet, respectively, are involved in a war between the indigenous people and the antagonistic invaders Harkonnen on the Dune planet, also known as Arrakis.
Dune was released in theaters across India on October 22, 2021, after its US release. Although the film was released in the US on October 21, Makers had already released the film outside the US a month before September 15, 2021.
It was put together at $165 million and grossed about $130 million in those parts on October 17, and is still going strong at the box office. But the sad thing about the movie is that it was leaked online on torrent sites.
The film made $37.9 million in its first weekend from Russia, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. And 26.3 and 76.5 on consecutive weekends.
The film is said to earn about $40-45 million over its opening weekend in the US and India (final reports are yet to come), which is a good number, but given the film’s leaked online it could cause harm to reduce his company and their weekend collection to $30-35 million compared to the expected groups.
Dune early review:
#Dune [4/5]: A visual sci-fi spectacle of epic proportion.. Adaptation of a 1965 novel of the same name
Top-notch Star Cast.. Music by #Hans Zimmer is amazing
Needs 100% attention. dir #DennisVilleneuve takes you to another world.. A sensory experience of the highest order!
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) October 22, 2021
The film has reportedly leaked online in India and the US days before its release date; there are many international piracy sites where you can also watch the movie in HD quality; what can creators do if the movie is leaked before its release date? There are many Int. And national piracy sites are circulating the film in 480p/720p quality and also with subtitles.
This isn’t the problem with just the dune before; Hollywood movies like Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Shang Chi also leaked online. And almost every movie is leaked online, be it Hollywood and its Bollywood; these torrent sites don’t spare any movie.
All we can say is that the film gets positive reviews from both the viewers and critics, it is praised for the narration and the IMAX quality with which the director has filmed, you can only feel the immersive effects in the cinemas, when the film is shot with IMAX cameras.