- “Dune” has been the most pirated movie for two weeks.
- It premiered simultaneously in US theaters and on HBO Max on October 22.
- The film grossed $ 69 million domestically and nearly $ 300 million worldwide.
âDuneâ has dominated the box office the past two weekends, but it has also topped the pirate charts during that time.
The Warner Bros. movie and Legendary, based on the classic sci-fi novel by Frank Herbert and directed by Denis Villeneuve, has been the most pirated movie in two weeks, according to the weekly rankings of hacking news site TorrentFreak.
“Dune” debuted simultaneously in US theaters and on the WarnerMedia streaming service
October 22. He topped TorrentFreak’s lists for the weeks ending October 25 and November 1.
Of the 43 weeks TorrentFreak has tracked so far this year, a simultaneous release of Warner Bros. has exceeded 16.
“When a movie is shown simultaneously on a streaming service, a blank copy of that movie is available from the first day it hits theaters,” John Fithian, CEO of the National Association of Theater Owners, told Insider, in a recent interview.
âDuneâ opened with $ 41 million nationally and fell 62% on its second weekend to $ 15.5 million. It has earned $ 296 million worldwide and will likely exceed $ 300-400 million, having already debuted in the United States and at the world’s largest theatrical market, China, where it has earned $ 22 million. during his first weekend.
It’s a slow box office for the big-budget movie, which cost $ 165 million to make before marketing expenses. But a sequel has already been given the green light for release in 2023.
The box office isn’t the only measure of success WarnerMedia envisions.
The simultaneous releases of Warner Bros. have helped increase the number of subscribers for Max this year and have likely helped the service win back HBO customers who lost their subscriptions after HBO left Amazon Channels. HBO and Max have 69 million subscribers worldwide, parent company AT&T said in its earnings report last month.