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‘Dune 2’ Delivers $81.5M Domestic Opening

Dune 2 opened to an estimated $81.5 million in North America this weekend, double the first film and the biggest opening of the year to date. It’s a major win for Legendary in broadening the audience for its Dune franchise, and is the biggest opening to date for Villeneuve and Chalamet. 

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Dune 2 is likewise whipping up a sandstorm overseas, where it opened to $97 million from 71 markets for a global start of $178.5 million. (It doesn’t land in China until next weekend and Japan the week after that.) Sci-fi can be a tough sell in certain regions, including some Latin American markets, but Europe and other areas more than made up for any gaps. The U.K. led with $11.5 million, followed by France ($9.3 million) and Germany ($8.4 million).

The top 12 films of the weekend are as follows:

#TitleDistributor NameWeekend Total # of LocsLoc AvgCume Total% Change
1Dune: Part TwoWarner Bros.$81,500,0004,071$20,020$81,500,000
2Bob Marley: One LoveParamount$7,430,0003,390$2,192$82,771,080-44.79%
3Ordinary AngelsLionsgate$3,850,0003,020$1,275$12,561,122-37.54%
4Madame WebSony$3,200,0003,116$1,027$40,441,516-45.90%
5Chosen: Season 4 Episodes 7-8, TheFathom Events$3,154,9052,215$1,424$3,915,535
7Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba – To the Hashira TrainingCrunchyroll/Sony$2,065,0001,949$1,060$15,701,455-82.05%
8WonkaWarner Bros.$1,735,0001,732$1,002$216,760,157-29.37%
10Beekeeper, TheAmazon MGM Studios$1,114,5191,347$827$64,928,965-42.84%
11Drive-Away DollsFocus Features$1,000,0002,278$439$4,323,570-58.41%
12Perfect DaysNeon Rated$480,000271$1,771$2,157,013-25.99%