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Dune Lands Best Opening For HBO Max Day And Date Release — What Does This Mean For Part 2?

After much anticipation, multiple delays, and much (heated) discussion about the decision to release the film both in theaters and on HBO Max on the same day, "Dune" has finally arrived in theaters domestically. As it turns out, things are going quite well in these early days, even with the hybrid release, as director Denis Villeneuve's sci-fi epic has set a record for a Warner Bros. day-and-date release on HBO Max.Per Deadline, "Dune" mined $17.5 million at the domestic box office Friday. That ...
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Tales From The Box Office: How Blade Runner 2049 Became A Cautionary Tale

(Welcome to Tales from the Box Office, our column that examines box office miracles, disasters, and everything in between, as well as what we can learn from them.)It is no secret that Hollywood loves a franchise play in the modern age. The success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, "Star Wars," "Harry Potter," and "Transformers," among many others, has forced studios to try and do whatever they can to get a leg-up on the competition with recognizable IP that can generate several sequels, if not a...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Ford, Box Office, Warner Bros, Harrison Ford, Ridley Scott, Philip K Dick, Alcon Entertainment, Dune, Scott, Villeneuve, Denis Villeneuve, Deckard, Sicario Ryan Gosling


No Time To Die Becomes The Second Biggest Hollywood Movie Of 2021

"No Time to Die" has crossed a major milestone at the box office as the latest "James Bond" flick heads into its third weekend in theaters domestically. The fifth and final entry in the franchise starring Daniel Craig's 007 is now officially the second biggest American movie of the year, behind only Universal's monster hit "F9," the latest entry in the "Fast & Furious" saga, which earned $716.5 million during its theatrical run earlier this year.As reported by Deadline, director Cary Joji Fukuna...
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The Best Movies Streaming Right Now: Dune, Halloween Kills, No One Gets Out Alive, The Blackwell Ghost, Coffee And Cigarettes

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a weekly column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)The weekend is upon us once again, and thank heavens for that. Every weekend, I try to bring you five movie recommendations for your streaming pleasure. Think of this as the modern-day equivalent of the Employee Picks shelf at the video store (back when the video store was something we all went to). As always, I try to pick movies from a wide ...
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HBO Max starts at $10 a month for ad-supported streaming, but you need the ad-free plan to watch Warner Bros. movies while they're still in theaters

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Zendaya in "Dune," one of the movies HBO Max subscribers can stream while it's in theaters. Warner Bros. HBO Max costs $15/month without ads or $10/month with ads. The service offers everything on HBO's cable channel, plus exclusive shows and additional movies. The ad-free plan also lets you watch new Warner Bros. films on the same day they debut in theaters. Max (small) Max (ad-supported) (sm...
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Jason Momoa's Videos About Making 'Dune' in Jordan are Must See

"We went and found all these nooks & crannies… Really just got the feeling of being alone, and being out there…" Now playing in theaters worldwide is the epic, incredible Dune, directed by Denis Villeneuve. Actor Jason Momoa stars in the movie as Duncan Idaho, one of the most loyal members of House Atreides and a serious fighter. Much of the film was shot on location, or with practical sets, and most of the desert scenes were filmed in a location called Wadi Rum in the country of Jordan (whi...
Tags: Movies, House, Jordan, Jeff Bridges, Jason Momoa, Video Blog, Leica, Dune, Denis Villeneuve, To Watch, Momoa, Duncan Idaho


'Dune' is now available on HBO Max, but you only have until November 21 to stream the sci-fi epic at home

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson in "Dune." Warner Bros. "Dune" premiered on HBO Max and in theaters on October 21. The star-studded cast includes Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, and Oscar Isaac. You need an ad-free subscription to HBO Max ($15/month) to stream the movie at home. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Max Monthly Plan (ad-free) (small) "Dune" debuted on HBO Max and in ...
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Dune Featurette Highlights Paul Atreides’ Heroic Journey

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary have released a new Dune featurette for Denis Villeneuve’s action sci-fi film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel. The video teases the beginning of Paul Atreides’ heroic journey into becoming the leader that he’s destined to be. It also highlights the importance of the female characters’ role in his evolution including the guidance he receives from his mother Lady Jessica, who raised him through the Bene Gesserit way. The long-awaited film is now availab...
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Movies To Watch If You Loved Dune

Denis Villeneuve's reimagining of Frank Herbert's beloved sci-fi novel "Dune" is already cementing itself as a future classic within the genre. Villeneuve had already shown that he could take beloved sci-fi properties and reinvent them for a new generation with his masterful work on "Blade Runner 2049," and "Dune" boasts a similarly epic scale and intricate world building."Dune" takes place in a distant future where warring clans vie for precious resources. The young Paul (Timothee Chalamet) is ...
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The Dune Sequel: What Comes After Part One?

The coming of the cinematic messiah that is filmmaker Denis Villeneuve's new version of "Dune" is upon us. While the film naturally takes some liberties with Frank Herbert's 1965 sci-fi novel, it is a far more reverent take on the material than David Lynch's failed 1984 attempt. This new movie shows us scenes, themes, and even whole planets from the classic tome that had previously been unexplored on the silver screen.Of course, if you've seen the movie by now, you know that it starts with the t...
Tags: Movies, Warner Bros, David Lynch, Zendaya, Dune, Frank Herbert, PAUL, Jessica, Lynch, Paul Atreides, Villeneuve, Herbert, Jamis, Denis Villeneuve, Leto, Alia


Dune Director Denis Villeneuve Is Not A Fan Of Post-Credit Scenes, Says Theatrical Release Is His Cut

If there's one indisputably positive result that the Marvel Cinematic Universe can be held responsible for, it's the fact that these superhero movies have successfully trained audiences to sit through several minutes of lengthy credits after the final cut to black. Not everyone actually pays attention to the names of the invaluable crew members who poured blood, sweat, and tears into the entertainment we all take for granted, sure, but it's something at least! Clearly, the allure of post-credit ...
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Dune Ending Explained: The Spoilers Must Flow

Francis Villeneuve's "Dune" covers only part of Frank Herbert's eponymous sci-fi book (that's why the full title of the film is "Dune: Part One," after all). We knew all this going into the movie, but even with that knowledge, the ending leaves a lot of unfinished threads, especially for those who aren't familiar with Herbert's source material.Here's a breakdown of the ending to Villeneuve's "Dune," including what it sets up for "Part Two," which we're cautiously optimistic Warner Bros. will gre...
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David Lynch's Dune Is Better Than Its Reputation Suggests

Denis Villeneuve's "Dune" exists in the shadow of not just Frank Herbert's massive sci-fi tome, but also David Lynch's infamous adaptation that arrived in 1984. Universal Pictures, executive producer Dino De Laurentiis and his production company Dino De Laurentiis Corporation were all hoping that Lynch's take on Herbert's epic would be the next "Star Wars." It wasn't. The adaptation bombed at the box office, and in the years since its release, Lynch has all but disowned it. When extended cuts wi...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Roger Ebert, Stanley Kubrick, Thomas Harris, Kyle Maclachlan, Ridley Scott, David Lynch, George Lucas, Terrence Malick, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Dune, Frank Herbert, George, PAUL, Lawrence


Rebecca Ferguson Says Her Dune Voice Was Basically 'Donald Duck Sounds'

In "Dune," Rebecca Ferguson's character, Lady Jessica, is a member of the Bene Gesserit, a quasi-religious order of space witches that can exert mind control over people using the Voice. Not to be confused that with the reality show, "The Voice," which undoubtedly has its own brainwashing effects.This new "Dune" movie, which bills itself as "Dune Part One," gives the Voice an almost frightening sound, like the telepathy of a demon or dark puppeteer. The kazoo-like quack of Donald Duck might not ...
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Dune Star Jason Momoa Is Honored To Be Working With Denis Villeneuve [Interview]

Jason Momoa is a spirited action hero. Even when he simply walks into a room in "Dune," he does so with as much bravado as when he takes out a room full of enemy soldiers. Playing the great warrior, Duncan Idaho, Momoa brings swashbuckling fun to Denis Villeneuve's massive art film. The adaptation of Frank Herbert's "Dune" is an uncompromising, tangible vision that the actor is, obviously, thrilled about.Duncan Idaho is a role that's familiar and new for the "Aquaman" and "See" star. Villeneuve'...
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Dune Director Denis Villeneuve Thinks Star Wars Peaked With The Empire Strikes Back

You can add "Dune" director Denis Villeneuve to the chorus of voices who think "The Empire Strikes Back" is the best "Star Wars" movie. We've already proven it with an infallible survey this year, but just in case you doubt the veracity of our science, Villeneuve — the preeminent director of modern science-fiction films, from "Arrival" to "Blade Runner 2049" to "Dune" — is here to clear up any confusion.In a new interview with The Playlist, Villeneuve discussed the influence of "Dune" on "Star W...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, News, Disney, Luke Skywalker, Dune, Villeneuve, Herbert, Denis Villeneuve, Star Wars Star Wars, Dune on Star Wars


Here's The Dune Glossary For The David Lynch Adaptation Of The Sci-Fi Epic

"Dune" hits both theaters and HBO Max tonight, but this isn't the first time someone brought Frank Herbert's sci-fi tome to the big screen. Back in 1984, David Lynch wrote and directed a "Dune" adaptation starring Kyle MacLachlan. The hope was that the film would be the next "Star Wars," and sequels were planned. But Lynch's "Dune" was a box office flop, grossing only grossing $30.9 million against a $40 million budget. But in the years since its release, Lynch's take on "Dune" has become a kind...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, Kyle Maclachlan, David Lynch, Terrence Malick, Dune, Frank Herbert, PAUL, Lynch, Villeneuve, Herbert, Denis Villeneuve, Shai Hulund


If You Want To Prep For Dune, Watch Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind

A desert planet. A prophesied messiah. A tyrannical empire. Giant bugs.You may think I'm describing "Dune," the new sci-fi epic directed by Denis Villeneuve. Or your mind might even go to "Star Wars," itself a beloved sci-fi saga inspired by the 1965 novel by Frank Herbert. But the above also applies to "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind," the masterful 1984 animated film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki.Set in a future post-apocalyptic world where a devastating war has reduced the Earth ...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Earth, Ursula K Le Guin, David Lynch, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Dune, Frank Herbert, PAUL, Valley, Paul Atreides, J R R Tolkien, Villeneuve, Herbert


Hollywood has high hopes for 'Dune' at the box office, but Warner Bros. execs are also closely watching how it performs on HBO Max

Oscar Isaac and Josh Brolin in "Dune." Warner Bros. Warner Bros.' big-budget "Dune" arrives in theaters and on HBO Max this weekend. The movie enters a crowded month for new releases that's had mixed results. Meanwhile, Warner Bros. movies seem to be attracting new subscribers to Max. "Dune," the big-budget sci-fi epic from Warner Bros., arrives in US theaters and on HBO Max today, rounding out a month crowded with long-delayed new releases that has yielded mixed results at the box...
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A Dune Sequel Was Just Kind-Of, Sort-Of, Maybe Confirmed

Hollywood, theater owners, general audiences, and fans most deeply invested in the story of "Dune" have all united to ponder one single question: Just how wholesome is it that Guillermo del Toro apparently thought they filmed those sandworms practically?Okay more seriously, most everyone has been wondering whether the gamble to film only the first two thirds or so of Frank Herbert's "Dune" novel and necessitate a Part 2 to complete the story would pay off or not. After all, director Denis Villen...
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Denis Villeneuve Explains Why He Insisted On Dune Being Framed As 'Part One'

If you haven't heard, the movie we've all been calling "Dune," based on the classic science-fiction novel by Frank Herbert, actually bills itself as "Dune Part One" when its title first appears onscreen. Director Denis Villeneuve originally wanted to film Part One and Part Two back to back, but that didn't happen, and over the last year, there's been some concern over whether or not moviegoers would ever get to see "Part Two" of "Dune."While critically well-regarded, Villeneuve's last film, "Bla...
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Watch: 'Wormsong' Recap Video Looking at Dune's Prog Rock Legacy

"This is what the Harkonnen sound like." Listen in! With Denis Villeneuve's epic new adaptation of Dune finally arriving in theaters, there has been a lot of commotion and discussion about the history Dune has in pop culture. Alamo Drafthouse put out a fun 7-minute video for the opening, which is basically a short film despite no dialogue, only text + images, that is all about "Dune's prog rock legacy." Frank Herbert's novel was first released in 1965, but gained even more attention in the 7...
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Why David Lynch Decided To Adapt Dune

Denis Villeneuve's highly anticipated adaptation of Frank Herbert's "Dune" is almost here, which makes it the perfect time to revisit the other "Dune" film adaptation, directed by surrealist maestro David Lynch. Lynch's "Dune", released in 1984, is something of a mixed bag; it was a critical and commercial failure but has gained a small cult following over the years. So how did the man who directed the gonzo, avant-garde "Eraserhead" and then the heartwrenching "The Elephant Man" end up taking o...
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'Dune,' the highly anticipated sci-fi epic, hits HBO Max one day early - stream it at home starting October 21

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson in "Dune." Warner Bros. "Dune" hits HBO Max and theaters on October 21 at 6 p.m. ET. The star-studded cast includes Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, and Oscar Isaac. You need an ad-free subscription to HBO Max ($15/month) to stream the movie at home. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Max Monthly Plan (ad-free) (small) "Dune" is coming to HBO Max a d...
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The Oil Must Flow: How Does Denis Villeneuve's Dune Deal With The Book's Middle East Inspirations?

In Frank Herbert's "Dune," several imperial forces wage war over a precious resource that can only be found in a single location, while the natives of that land reap none of the benefits. In the seminal 1965 sci-fi novel, that resource is the hallucinogenic drug known as the "spice" melange, but it doesn't take much reading between the lines to see that "Dune" is about oil.Like oil, melange is a highly valued resource without which an entire empire would collapse. Like the oil-rich Middle East, ...
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Dune Will Premiere Slightly Earlier On HBO Max

The impending release of "Dune," Denis Villeneuve's latest sci-fi epic, promises that "the spice must flow." But for those viewers who will be taking in the film from the comfort and safety of their own homes rather than the multiplex, it turns out the spice will flow just a little bit sooner.As you may remember, "Dune" was one of the many Warner Bros. productions that found itself at the center of an industry-wide controversy last year: namely, AT&T's decision to release their entire slate of f...
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5 Timothée Chalamet Movies To Stream After Dune

"Dune" finally arrives in theaters and on HBO Max this weekend and it is safe to say it ranks as one of the most anticipated blockbusters of the year. The fact that it has been delayed by the pandemic only fuels the hype fire. But the inclusion of Timothée Chalamet in the lead role as Paul Atreides certainly doesn't hurt matters either, as he's become one of the most popular and in-demand stars on the planet in recent years.It's also been a couple of years since we've seen the Oscar nominee on t...
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The Morning Watch: The Suits In Dune Explained, The Last Duel Script Breakdown & More

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fan-made productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)In this edition, find out what the body suits in the upcoming adaptation of "Dune" are all about. Plus, listen as "The Last Duel" stars Matt Damon and Ben Affleck talk about the screenwriting work they did with scribe Nicol...
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Dune Character Guide: Who's Who In Denis Villeneuve's Sci-Fi Epic

Denis Villenueve's "Dune" is premiering in a few short days. Those already familiar with the eponymous book by Frank Herbert are eagerly awaiting to see Villeneuve's on-screen adaptation.Those who know nothing about Frank Herbert's "Dune," however, might be a bit overwhelmed by all the characters in the story. This article is for those people (or for "Dune" readers who want a refresher). Read on to get the run down on who the major characters are in "Dune," and how they're connected to each othe...
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Watch: Villeneuve's 'Dune' Trailer Recut as David Lynch's 80s 'Dune'

"The unknown and the unbelievable meet." It's time for the US release of Dune this week! To celebrate the opening, Nerdist has launched a fun "remix" trailer that recreates this new Dune movie in the style of David Lynch's infamous 80s flop. Everyone knows that Lynch also brought Dune to the big screen in 1984, but the movie kind of sucks and it has been mostly forgotten (until now). Set in the distant future, the story in Dune about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of...
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