Dune 2 hits huge box office milestone

After a fantastic premiere, Dune: Part Two is poised to set yet another box office record.The sequel to the 2021 film Dune, which stars Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya, is based on the second half of Frank Herbert's novel Dune. 

The sequel, directed by Denis Villeneuve, grossed $494.7 million worldwide, with $208 million in North America and $289.4 million internationally.

According to Variety, it is currently on track to cross $500 million by Monday, which is particularly noteworthy given that most post-pandemic films have struggled to reach this milestone.

While it eclipsed its predecessor's domestic total in only ten days ($108 million), it's worth noting that the previous picture was launched in theaters and on HBO Max at the same time.

As a result, ticket sales were limited as spectators chose to watch the film - an option that was not available with the release of Part 2.

Despite its high production costs ($190 million and around $100 million in promotion), Dune: Part Two has performed extraordinarily well around the world. 

Ticket sales in China ($36 million), the United Kingdom ($32.8 million), Germany ($25 million), France ($24.9 million), and Australia ($15.6 million) have all held their own against the competition.

Villeneuve told Digital Spy, "We are still in the early stages. We are headed in the correct direction. There has been a lot of work done, but there is still a lot of work to be done before we have anything solid to shoot.

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