What time will Dune release on HBO Max
Dune will be available on HBO Max a day early on October 21, with an even earlier release date to coincide with theatrical premiere showings.
Denis Villeneuve’s Dune will be released on HBO Max on October 21, 2021, an unusual date for the channel. Dune is undoubtedly the most anticipated of HBO Max’s day-and-date streaming-theatrical releases in 2021. So far, James Wan’s contentious horror film Malignant, The Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark, Clint Eastwood’s Cry Macho, and the less theatrically successful but critically lauded The Suicide Squad have all premiered on HBO Max for midnight drops.
Dune has already had a global premiere, which means that many eager fans have already had the opportunity to see the film. Dune was released theatrically in September 2021 in various European nations, including France and Italy, that do not have widespread access to HBO Max. It premiered at the Venice International Film Festival on September 3, 2021. The film was supposed to be released in the United States in November 2020, however it was pushed back several times because to the COVID-19 epidemic. Finally, the film was planned to premiere on October 22, 2021, with a simultaneous release on HBO Max.
The official release date for Dune in the United States is October 22, 2021, but HBO Max is rewarding fans for their patience by releasing the film a day early on Thursday, October 21 to coincide with theatrical showings. This way, audiences may avoid too many spoilers and the worry of losing out on others who see it in theatres on the same day. In addition to the early release in the United States, Dune will be available on HBO Max on October 21 at 3 p.m. PT and 6 p.m. ET. This particular time is unusual for HBO Max because most premieres are released at midnight PT, but the earlier time will hardly have anyone grumbling.
With Dune’s earlier release date and time, audiences will be able to see the film in cinemas and then return home to revisit the most exciting sequences on HBO Max. Furthermore, the early HBO Max release could work in Villeneuve’s favour. Fans may watch it early on Thursday and realise they aren’t getting the proper cinematic experience on their home TVs, so they decide to purchase tickets for the Friday and Saturday theatre shows. If this plan is successful, Dune’s profits will improve because to more HBO Max views and box office earnings.
Dune’s HBO Max day-and-date release alongside theatres will be the actual litmus test for the streaming service’s impact on box office results. Denis Villeneuve has always advocated for viewers to see it in theatres because, let’s face it, Jason Mamoa and Oscar Isaac deserve to be viewed on a screen bigger than 40 inches. Dune’s box office revenues are projected to be substantial, but it’s unclear whether the early Thursday at 3 p.m. release schedule would assist or harm the film’s cinema success in the United States.