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Dune dominates French box office while waiting for Daniel Craig’s latest James Bond


Denis Villeneuve’s science fiction film, adapted from Frank Herbert’s novel, drew in theaters some 500,000 spectators during the week of September 29 to October 5. It achieves a total of 2.21 million admissions.

Denis Villeneuve’s film adaptation of Frank Herbert Dune’s science fiction novel (1965) continued to dominate the French box office during the week of September 29 to October 5, pending the arrival in the latest James Bond , which got off to a strong start on Wednesday October 6 and is expected to reshuffle the cards.

According to the specialized company Cbo-Box office, To die can wait, the new mission of 007 and the last appearance of Daniel Craig in the tuxedo of the English secret agent, largely dominated the ranking on a sample of Parisian theaters at 2 p.m. on October 6.

He made the second best start of the year, behind Dune, released September 15. But this is the weakest start of a James Bond with Daniel Craig, far from the scores established for example with Spectrum, in 2015.

Two French films, Black box and North bin, on the podium

Regarding the past week, until October 5, Dune remains well at the top of the ranking, accumulating a total of 2.21 million admissions, and 500,000 over the week. This big-budget film, starring Timothée Chalamet, faithfully takes up the plot of Frank Herbert’s book, where tribes and potentates clash, millennia after our era, for control of the spice, a mixture that prolongs life and offers prophetic powers.

Two French films follow, the thriller Black Box, with Pierre Niney (180,000 spectators, 870,000 since its release four weeks ago) and North ferry, on a case of police abuses in the northern districts of Marseille, with Gilles Lellouche and Karim Leklou. A surprise success of the summer, it has attracted more than 1.95 million spectators since its release seven weeks ago.

As for the first Asian superhero in the Marvel franchise, Shang-Chi, which briefly dominated the box office, it remains in fourth place with just over 100,000 spectators in a week (a total of 1.24 million spectators in five weeks).

Cbo-Box office ranking for the week of September 29 to October 5

1. Dune : 500,199 entries (cumulative 3rd week 2,193,173) – 699 copies
2. Black Box 179,045 entries (cumulative 4th week 869,671) – 515 copies
3. North ferry 136,002 entries (cumulative 7th week 1,950,740) 487 copies
4. Shang-Chi 107,309 entries (cumulative 5th week 1,240,952) 525 copies
5. Stillwater : 94,400 entries (cumulative 2nd week 229,883) 509 copies

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