October 25, 2021
Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures’ sci-fi reboot of Frank Herbert’s same-titled 1965 sci-fi novel Dune was a hit at the North American weekend box office. It also topped all streamed movies through Oct. 24, according to new data from JustWatch. The company’s international streaming guide tracks more than 20 million users per month across 54 countries.
Streamers on HBO Max have same-day access to Dune as part of WarnerMedia’s strategy releasing all theatrical titles in 2021 on the SVOD platform along with their theatrical debut.
Other movie podium finishers included 2018’s Halloween and 20th Century Studios’ Free Guy. New release Halloween Kills finished fourth due in part to the sequel concurrently streaming on NBCUniversal’s Peacock platform.
Among TV series, Hulu comedy “Only Murders in the Building,” topped all episodic programming, while Netflix’s “Cowboy Bebop” and “Ghosts” on Paramount+ filled out the podium.