Warner Bros. is Bringing Dune Back To Theaters This Weekend
Dune is getting another chance to add to its box office total. After netting 10 Oscar nominations this morning, the film is headed back to theaters for a limited time.
According to Deadline, Warner Bros. is re-releasing Dune in 300-500 locations starting this weekend. So far, the film has managed to gross just shy of $400 million worldwide. That’s an impressive figure considering its day-and-date release on HBO Max. WB previously gave Dune another limited re-release in IMAX theaters back in December. The movie is also available on Blu-ray and DVD, and it will make its way back to HBO Max on March 10.
Earlier today, Dune scored nominations for Best Picture, Cinematography, Production Design, Editing, Costume Design, Make-up/hairstyling, Original Score, Visual Effects, and Sound. Unfortunately, Denis Villeneuve was unable to clinch his own nod for Best Director. But he did receive a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay alongside co-writers Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth. Villeneuve is currently gearing up to shoot Dune: Part Two, which will hit theaters on October 20, 2023.
“Dune’s acknowledgement this morning by AMPAS is a fantastic milestone for not only Legendary Entertainment but also for the filmmakers, actors, crafts persons and crew that made this amazing accomplishment possible,” said Legendary CEO Josh Grode in a new statement. “We could not be prouder of this film, and its success continues to validate our strategy of developing, producing, financing and distributing motion picture and TV IP across multiple platforms.”
“Denis and the entire cast and crew brought to life an incredibly rich world, with characters and a story that was crafted at the highest technical levels but also provided audiences with an entertainment journey into a world rich with possibilities and relevant themes reflecting today’s global society,” added Mary Parent, Legendary Chairman of Worldwide Production. All of this would not have been possible without author Frank Herbert and the tireless support of his estate. We could not be prouder.”
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