Dune: Part Two takes a bite out of Oppenheimer‘s earnings. Timothée Chalamet is at it again! Following his successful stint in Willy Wonka, the actor has now broken another major record. Director Denis Villeneuve’s otherworldly sequel has earned $97 million from 71 overseas markets, boosting its global tally to a promising $178.5 million.

Dune Part Two box office collection day 2: Zendaya and Timothee Chalamet in a still from the film
Dune Part Two box office collection day 2: Zendaya and Timothee Chalamet in a still from the film

With this, Dune 2, starring Zendaya, Florence Pugh, and others in key roles, has now outpaced Cillian Murphy’s Oscar entry, Oppenheimer’s debut day collection with quite an ease.

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Spice fever sweeps the globe! Dune 2 brings in the big bucks

Warner Bros. seems to have bounced back from the initial stumble of streaming the first Dune in 2021. It’s like the ultimate Hollywood success story: an extensive promotional schedule, reaching audiences across the globe, hitting theaters far and wide, earning rave reviews, and making the rounds in the media. All these efforts, coupled with the directorial brilliance of Denis Villeneuve, have made Dune: Part Two rise to the top of the box office charts, smashing records and winning hearts worldwide in its very first weekend.

Dune: Part Two outperforms Oppenheimer

Here’s the comparison breakdown between Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece Oppenheimer and Dune: Part 2. The ‘just launched’ managed to bring in approximately $81 million domestically, and a further $97 million from over 70 overseas markets totaling to a global opening of $178 million. Whereas, Cillian Murphy’s starrer generated $174 million in its global opening.

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Talking about the Dune collection. The first installment, which debuted in 2021, raked in slightly more than $100 million at home and $400 million globally by the time it concluded its theatrical run.

Dune 2 release in China and Japan

The Timothée Chalamet and Austin Butler starrer will open in China and Japan next week. Made on a budget of $190 million, the film has already managed to equal its investment with just its opening. It also holds a 94% score on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.


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