Dune: Part Two Surpasses “Oppenheimer” in Box Office Debut, Boosting Global Tally

 Dune: Part Two Surpasses “Oppenheimer” in Box Office Debut, Boosting Global Tally

Dune: Part Two” Surpasses “Oppenheimer” in Box Office Debut

In its box office debut, “Dune: Part Two,” featuring Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, and Florence Pugh, made a significant impact, outperforming “Oppenheimer” on the global stage.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve, the sequel to the otherworldly epic garnered $97 million from 71 international markets, pushing its global earnings to a promising $178.5 million. In comparison, Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” managed $174 million in its global opening.

This accomplishment underscores both the widespread appeal of the “Dune” franchise and Chalamet’s standing as a formidable force at the box office.

Originally delayed from its November release due to actors’ and writers’ strikes, “Dune” kicked off a busy March release schedule, setting the stage for a slew of upcoming premieres, including Lionsgate’s “Imaginary,” Universal Pictures’ “Kung Fu Panda 4,” Universal’s “Rayman’s Big Movie,” and Angel Studios’ “Cabrini.”

Breaking down the comparison between “Oppenheimer” and “Dune: Part Two,” the latter amassed approximately $81 million domestically and an additional $97 million from over 70 international markets, resulting in a global opening of $178 million. Meanwhile, “Oppenheimer” earned $174 million in its global debut.

Regarding the “Dune” franchise’s overall performance, the first installment, released in 2021, garnered just over $100 million domestically and $400 million globally by the end of its theatrical run.

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