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Bellum_Romanum

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Any love for the upcoming Dune movie here? I'm carefully optimistic but I don't think the current movie going climate is going to result in the studio greenlighting the second part. And without the part two, no matter how good part one might be, the whole project is going to be a partial failure.
If it makes or earned high box office receipts in China then perhaps a part 2 can happen. Plus, I am a fan of Denis Villeneuve the director of this movie. I have yet to watch any of his directed films/movies leaving disappointed or bummed out. So I am cautiously optimistic on Dune.
 

avatar1234

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If it makes or earned high box office receipts in China then perhaps a part 2 can happen. Plus, I am a fan of Denis Villeneuve the director of this movie. I have yet to watch any of his directed films/movies leaving disappointed or bummed out. So I am cautiously optimistic on Dune.
Yes it would appear that china would be make or break market for Dune. If a marvel movie like Black Widow opened with just 160 million and then plummeted 65% in its second weekend. The second week saw some 90 million more added. At the current pace, it seems the whole movie might close with some 400 million worldwide. Of course, a Marvel movie has a much greater four quadrant pull on the audience. I don't see Dune reaching even those heights. With the fourth wave of Covid approaching, I fear Dune might fare closer to how Tenet did in the cinemas. Which is perhaps more comparable. A more serious sci fi film from an acclaimed director. Tenet did quite well outside US, as Covid was between waves then. IT did 360 million worldwide.
Would 360 million be enough? That'd likely mean some 180, perhaps a bit more, going to the studio. But there's taxes to pay, so in the end it's less.
Dune budget is estimated at 165 million. But marketing and distribution of a big movie these days costs 50 to 100 million more.

I guess the streaming rights and perhaps SVOD earnings will make or break Dune.
 

AssassinsMace

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Anybody see the TV show Titans? I guess this was the show when Warner Bros. attempted a streaming channel for DC Comics related material and bombed folding over to HBO Max subscription service. Wow! There's sex, violence, blood, torture, but no nudity... yet. I heard of this but thought is was for the teen crowd. It is but I was surprised it was rated for mature audiences and not just for teenagers. There's Robin AKA Nightwing now because he and Batman had a falling out and also Robin 2.0 that Batman replaced 1.0 with and he likes killing cops. And I grew up with the Adam West Batman...
 

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