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$81.5 million “Dune”: Part Two Shines at Box Office

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“Dune: Part Two” debuted with a bang, earning $81.5 million in the US during its first weekend.

This impressive sum beats projections and the first film’s debut by a wide margin. Globally, it added $97 million, bringing its worldwide total to $178.5 million.

Critics loved it, giving it a 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, and it faced little competition.

The film hit 4,071 screens in the US and Canada, earning top marks from audiences and an A CinemaScore. IMAX and 70mm screens, making up 48% of sales, set a March record.

Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Austin Butler, and Florence Pugh led the cast, drawing fans worldwide. Their global tour and viral moments, like Zendaya’s chrome suit in London, boosted hype.

“Dune: Part Two” has reenergized cinemas and become a global sensation, according to Warner Bros.’ Jeff Goldstein. It’s a win for theaters struggling post-pandemic.

The sequel follows Paul Atreides (Chalamet) as he seeks revenge with Chani and the Fremen. Its stunning visuals, story, and performances have set a new standard for sci-fi.

With strong domestic and international sales, “Dune: Part Two” hints at more Dune stories, with a third film already in talks. Its success highlights the lasting appeal of Herbert’s world and Villeneuve’s direction, promising more adventures on Arrakis.

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