Box office France: “Dune” dominates, while waiting for Bond

(AFP) – The film adaptation of the universe of “Dune” continued to dominate the French box office over the past week, pending the arrival of the latest James Bond, which started strong Wednesday and is expected to reshuffle cards.

According to the specialized company Cbo-Box office, “Mourir can wait”, the last opus of the adventures of 007, largely dominated the ranking in a sample of Parisian theaters at 2:00 p.m.

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

Regarding the past week, until October 5, “Dune” remains largely at the top of the ranking, accumulating a total of 2.21 million entries, and 500,000 over the week.

This big budget film, with Timothée Chalamet, faithfully takes up the plot of Franck 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 “Bac nord”, 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”, who briefly dominated the box office, he remains in fourth place with just over 100,000 spectators in a week (a total of 1.24 million spectators in five weeks).

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 Bac” 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

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