DUNE: PART TWO Exceeds Opening Weekend Expectations With $82.5 Million Domestic Debut

DUNE: PART TWO Exceeds Opening Weekend Expectations With $82.5 Million Domestic Debut DUNE: PART TWO Exceeds Opening Weekend Expectations With $82.5 Million Domestic Debut

Dune: Part Two has exceeded its initial opening weekend estimates of $79 million by surpassing Oppenheimer's debut and taking in a massive $82.5 million...

By MarkCassidy - Mar 04, 2024 12:03 PM EST
Filed Under: Dune

We knew Dune: Part Two was going to have a much more successful run in theaters than its predecessor based on ticket pre-sales alone, but Denis Villeneuve's critically-acclaimed sequel has exceeded its already high expectations at the domestic box office.

According to the latest BO updates, Part Two has just edged out Oppenheimer's recent debut with an $82.5 million three-day total. This means the sci-fi epic has surpassed the Bob Marley biopic, One Love, to become the highest-grossing film of 2024 at the domestic box office after just four days on genera release.

Part Two should become the first movie of the year to pass $100 million on Wednesday, and is expected to pass $150 million early next week.

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"Those hoping for blockbuster escapism might find themselves shook by this faithful, at times borderline depressing adaptation," we said in our review. "But Dune Part Two is Sci-fi spectacle at its finest and most audacious, as Villeneuve builds-upon and possibly surpasses (opinions will vary) his previous film with aplomb."

The saga continues as award-winning filmmaker Denis Villeneuve embarks on Dune: Part Two, the next chapter of Frank Herbert’s celebrated novel Dune, with an expanded all-star international ensemble cast. The film, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, is the highly anticipated follow-up to 2021’s six-time Academy Award-winning Dune. 

The big-screen epic continues the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s acclaimed bestseller Dune with returning and new stars, including Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet (Wonka, Call Me by Your Name), Zendaya (Spider-Man: No Way Home, Malcolm & Marie, Euphoria), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning), Oscar nominee Josh Brolin (Avengers: Endgame, Milk), Oscar nominee Austin Butler (Elvis, Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood), Oscar nominee Florence Pugh (Black Widow, Little Women), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: Love and Thunder), Oscar winner Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter,), Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences), Léa Seydoux (James Bond, Crimes of the Future), with Stellan Skarsgård (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling (45 Years, Assassin’s Creed), and Oscar winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men, Being the Ricardos).

Dune: Part Two will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.

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Forthas
Forthas - 3/4/2024, 1:17 PM



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