‘Dune’ Ousts ‘No Time to Die’ From U.K. Box Office Pole Position

Warner Bros.’ “Dune” topped the U.K. and Ireland box office in its debut weekend with £5.8 million ($8.1 million), according to numbers from Comscore.

In the process, Denis Villeneuve’s epic, headlined by Timothée Chalamet, ended the three-week reign of James Bond film “No Time to Die,” atop the box office.

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In its fourth weekend, the Bond film, Daniel Craig’s swan song as the iconic British spy, continued to perform strongly and collected £4.6 million in second position. The Universal release now has a running total of £78 million.

Sony release “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” took £2.4 million in third place in its second weekend and now has a total of £11.1 million.

Universal’s “The Boss Baby: Family Business” debuted in fourth position at the box office with £1.1 million.

Rounding off the top five was Universal’s “The Addams Family 2” with £885,404. The film now has a total of £5.2 million after three weekends in release.

Disney release “The French Dispatch” released after a golden festival run and debuted in sixth position with £867,672.

Another debutant, Universal’s “Dear Evan Hansen,” bowed in ninth place on the box office chart with £236,397.

The upcoming weekend sees Universal releasing Edgar Wright’s time travelling sixties film homage “Last Night in Soho,” starring Anya Taylor-Joy (“The Queen’s Gambit”) and Kenji Nagasaki’s manga adaptation “My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission” from Sony.

Disney is releasing horror-mystery title “Antlers,” featuring Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons and Jeremy T. Thomas, while Warner Bros. is re-releasing “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” on the occasion of its 20th anniversary.

BFI Distribution is giving a limited re-release to Akira Kurosawa’s all-time classic “Seven Samurai” as part of its countrywide Japan season, while Studio Soho Distribution is releasing Sadie Frost’s directorial debut “Quant,” a documentary about fashion icon Mary Quant.

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