October 19, 2021
WarnerMedia will release Warner Bros. Pictures’ sci-fi reboot Dune on the HBO Max SVOD service on Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET — a day ahead of its North American theatrical debut.
The movie adaptation from director Denis Villeneuve has already generated $100 million in foreign box office revenue outside China and the United States.
The 1984 David Lynch version of Dune generated nearly $31 million in global box office proceeds, which is equivalent to about $80 million today.
WarnerMedia, which is releasing Warner Bros.’ entire 2021 theatrical slate concurrently on the Max subscription streaming service, moved up Dune to coincide with the movie’s Thursday night screenings.
The move comes as WarnerMedia attempts to offset its decision to drop Max from the Amazon Channels platform, which affords Prime members direct access to third-party SVOD services. The decision reportedly could cost Max 5 million subscribers.