Dune 2 is approaching $500 million worldwide, surpassing the first film at the box office

“Dune: Part Two” is headed toward another box office milestone.

Denis Villeneuve's sci-fi sequel has grossed $494.7 million worldwide, including $208 million in North America and $289.4 million internationally. It should surpass $500 million by Monday, a number few films have reached in post-pandemic times. Although it's still early in the year, “Dune 2” is currently the highest-grossing film of 2024 at the domestic and global box office.

After 10 days on the big screen, “Part 2” has surpassed the first film's domestic gross ($108 million), though it's worth noting that the benchmark comes with a big caveat. The 2021 original film was released simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max, so ticket sales were disrupted by the mixed release on streaming. Now, the next film has outdone its predecessor, which grossed $433 million at the worldwide box office.

Outside the US and Canada, Dune: Part 2 received its strongest demand in China ($36 million), the United Kingdom ($32.8 million), Germany ($25 million), France ($24.9 million), and Australia ($15.6 million). dollar).

The glow of word of mouth and interest in the specials has kept ticket sales flowing for “Dune 2.” Over the weekend, the film surpassed $100 million on IMAX screens alone, the seventh-fastest film to reach that milestone.

Warner Bros. was involved. Legendary Entertainment co-produced and financed “Dune: Part Two,” which cost $190 million to produce and an additional $100 million to promote to global audiences. Despite the high price tag, the film retained the staying power needed to justify the expense.

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Based on the second half of Frank Herbert's groundbreaking 1965 novel, the story continues the legendary quest of Timothée Chalamet's Paul Atreides, who seeks safety in the desert after his family is betrayed by powerful royals. Austin Butler, Florence Pugh and Christopher Walken join the sprawling cast of Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin and Stellan Skarsgård.

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