PART TWO Takes In More Than Double The First Movie Did From Thursday Preview Screenings

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune sequel officially started its global rollout today, and the movie is already off to a great start at the box office thanks to Thursday night previews and overseas screenings.

Part Two – which has now been confirmed as the middle chapter in a trilogy – took in over twice what the first movie ($5.1 million) did from preview screenings back in 2021 with $12 million. Its international tally sits at $7.6 million after opening in 13 foreign markets.

As things stand, Dune 2 is expected to take in as much as $150 million to $175 million worldwide over its opening weekend – although Warner Bros. is being more cautious with $140 million prediction.

Stellar reviews are sure to entice more people into the theaters, and the movie is now “certified fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes with a very impressive 95% critics and audience score.

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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.