PART TWO On Track For Potential $200 Million Global Debut; Earns A CinemaScore

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part Two went on general release yesterday, and is off to a very strong start with a $32.2 million Friday (including Thursday previews). The movie is now on track for a very impressive $75M – $80M three-day opening weekend domestically.

The sci-fi sequel has also been performing well overseas, and box office analysts believe it should hit that projected $180M – $200M global opening.

The critical and audience reception for Part Two has also been stronger than its predecessor, with Rotten Tomatoes scores of 94% critics and 95% audience to go with an A CinemaScore. By comparison, the first film earned RT scores of 83% critics and 90% audience, along with an A- CinemaScore grade.

This means that Part Two should easily surpass the $433 million global theatrical run of the first movie, and the only (potential) competition on the horizon will come from next week’s Kung-Fun Panda 4 and horror flick Imaginary.

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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.