‘The Green Knight’ scores strong result from just 73 locations.
Dune’s total after two weekends of play is $77.8m.
Combined box office for all releases was only $24.6m in quiet period ahead of China’s National Day holidays.
Further new titles include ‘The Sopranos’ prequel ‘The Many Saints Of Newark’.
Highest-grossing opening film was in 10th place.
In like-for-like markets, Warner Bros says ’Dune’ is 70% up on ‘Shang-Chi’ at the same stage.
Local disaster movie opens at the top of the China box office with $19.1m in three days.
The news marks the first time in months that major US studio films have been given China release dates.
Distributors releasing titles before James Bond takes screens.
Sci-fi epic launched on 892 screens in France on Wednesday.
Box office takings could reach $20.2bn by the end of 2021, according to Gower Street Analytics.
‘Respect’ opens third with £424,060.
Bond movie is not likely to open before or during China’s National Day holidays (October 1-7).
Marvel Studios hit stays number one in UK, reaches $16.5m.
Picturehouse releasing ‘Herself’, Modern Films has ‘Copilot’.
Disney/Marvel Studios’ Black Widow tops summer charts.
‘Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings’ sets £5.8m reopening record to top UK-Ireland box office
The film scored an outstanding £9,011 average from 635 locations.
Shang-Chi set pandemic-era opening-weekend records in UK/Ireland and four smaller markets.
Paramount’s The Tomorrow War, which premiered on Amazon Prime outside of China, opened with $8.1m in three days.