Half Two is Nonetheless a Hit, Passes First Dune’s Field Workplace

Paul Atreides in Dune: Part Two.

Picture: Warner Bros.

Two weeks in the past, Dune: Half Two got here out in theaters, and have become the first massive hit of 2024. Even with Kung Fu Panda 4 releasing final weekend, that hasn’t actually modified—if something, IT’s trying like Half Two goes to have some hefty legs all through the remainder of its theatrical run.

Per Variety, the sci-fi movie is greater than probably going to make over $500 million by Monday. At time of writing, its international take is $494.7 million, placing IT barely over the $434.8 million of the unique film. Whereas the 2021 movie had a simultaneous HBO Max launch to cope with , Half Two was touted as being completely in theaters, and has the phrase of mouth to maintain IT going. (If in case you have Twitter, you’ve in all probability heard of the man who’s seen IT nearly 20 times by this level.) At the moment, i’s the highest-grossing film in all of 2024 each domestically and worldwide. Going previous $500M would make IT one of many few motion pictures to take action in our (not completely) post-pandemic occasions, and analysts have speculated the film will do round $600M when all is alleged and completed.

Even with Dune’s new milestone, Kung Fu Panda 4 managed to safe the highest spot within the home field workplace. Dreamworks’ animated sequel netted one other $30 million in North America and $39.6 million internationally. At $176.5 million worldwide, IT nonetheless has a methods to go earlier than IT touches the field workplace of the primary three movies, which every made $500-600M throughout their particular person runs.

Subsequent week, each motion pictures may have some mighty competitors in Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, which has been getting heavy promo in latest weeks. (That, and folk love them some Ghostbusters.) On March 29, the kaiju will go to warfare in Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, although that one could also be harm (or helped) by the latest success of Godzilla Minus One. Given how effectively IT’s doing to date, WB would possibly hold Dune round in theaters for longer than regular—but when not, there’s at all times streaming.

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