Will Tomorrow's Digital Release Of DUNE: PART TWO Prevent A Major Box Office Milestone?

Will Tomorrow's Digital Release Of DUNE: PART TWO Prevent A Major Box Office Milestone? Will Tomorrow's Digital Release Of DUNE: PART TWO Prevent A Major Box Office Milestone?

The well-received sequel to Dune will be obtainable on digital platforms starting tomorrow and it will be interesting to see whether that prevents the film from reaching the $700 million global milestone.

By MarkJulian - Apr 15, 2024 04:04 PM EST
Filed Under: Dune
Source: SFFGazette.com

Will Dune: Part Two make it to $700 million before the film exits theaters? Considering how soon the movie will be accessible for home viewing (i.e. tomorrow), it's certainly an intriguing topic.

On April 16, barely 45 days after its theatrical debut, Dune: Part Two will be made digitally accessible for home viewing. Subsequently, the Dune sequel will released on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD on May 14.

Over the weekend, the movie brought in an additional $4.32 million from domestic cinemas and $7.2 million from international theaters, for a total of $11.52 million worldwide. As of right now, the movie has made $683.9 million globally at the box office.

The film would only need another $17 million to reach $700 million worldwide but it's entering its eighth week of release and will now be purchasable for the 4k UHD home theater crowd. Do you think the Dune sequel will make it?

According to The Hollywood ReporterDune: Part Two's break-even figures for box office revenue was $500M, a mark that it passed three weeks ago.

As such, it was just officially announced that Dune: Messiah is officially in development.

Dune hit theaters in 2021 and Part Two arrived in 2024, so if WB Discovery and Denis Villeneuve maintain the same pace, Dune: Messiah should arrive in 2027.

Dune: Part Two features an exceptional cast with Timothée Chalamet starring as Paul Atreides, Zendaya as Chani, Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica, Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck, and Austin Butler as Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen.

Also appearing in supporting roles are Florence Pugh as Princess Irulan, Dave Bautista as Glossu Rabban Harkonnen, Christopher Walken as Emperor Shaddam IV, Stephen McKinley Henderson as Thufir Hawat, Léa Seydoux as Lady Margot Fenring, Souheila Yacoub as Shishakli, Stellan Skarsgård as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, Charlotte Rampling as Gaius Helen Mohiam and Javier Bardem as Stilgar.

Dune: Part Two was released on March 01, 2024. The film was originally set for release on November 3, 2023 but was pushed back due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA Hollywood strike. 

Dune: Part Two Official Synopsis
 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.

Denis Villeneuve directed from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jon Spaihts based on Herbert’s novel. 

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Malatrova15 - 4/15/2024, 5:00 PM
I heard Timoti Chalamet yelled ad Ms Fergurson , or maybe Oscar Issac, so i dont think this will go down as good as a mounain dew in the ncmec
Lisa89 - 4/15/2024, 5:25 PM
@Malatrova15 - It was Hunter Schafer that beat up Tomato Charlemagne on the set of 'Argylle'.
Usernametaken - 4/15/2024, 5:34 PM
I got brain damage from reading that conversation
Malatrova15 - 4/15/2024, 7:03 PM
@Usernametaken - oh man i feel you , i got brain damage too from a porn scene filming gone wrong :(
Doomsday8888 - 4/15/2024, 5:01 PM
WB stopping WB from collecting Ws as always.

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EZBeast - 4/15/2024, 5:05 PM
@Doomsday8888 - lmfao this wins the internet for the day
DocSpock - 4/15/2024, 8:56 PM
@Doomsday8888 -

I agree with what you said. What is this pic from?
CoHost - 4/15/2024, 5:10 PM
Grade A journalism, as usual.
Forthas - 4/15/2024, 5:16 PM
Is it me or has anyone else noticed that the string of huge box office success that Warner Brothers has had with movies Barbie, Dune 2, and Godzilla x Kong are ALL IP's that Warner Brothers does not have rights to. Mattel owns the rights to Barbie and Legendary the rights to Dune and Godzilla/Kong. What it tells me is that this company cannot make good films in the fantasy super hero genre given the string of flops that preceded it. They need to fire their internal production teams and turn over their IPs like DC to Legendary who will make it successful.
Usernametaken - 4/15/2024, 5:36 PM
@Forthas - They already fired their internal team to make a new one with James Gunn, can we wait a minute and see what they are capable of before asking for heads to roll?
Forthas - 4/15/2024, 10:54 PM
@Usernametaken - I dont understand why people give Gunn a pass. he was partt of that team that failed....remember a little film called The Suicide Squad? Peter Safran was a producer on BOTH Shazam films and Aquaman Lost Kingdom and the announced director for The Brave and The Bold is the same director of The Flash. I understand you want DC to thrive...believe me I do too...but sometimes we need to see the writing on the wall.
Forthas - 4/15/2024, 5:19 PM
Dune will reach $700 million because it will be getting an extended IMAX run.

Apophis71 - 4/15/2024, 5:33 PM
@Forthas - That and I haven't seen noticeable dips when film go on ppv/purchase digital after a couple months, the curves still seems to stay the same as they were before such a release. It only tends to be when they drop free to view online too soon you can see an obvious change in trajectory.
MrDandy - 4/15/2024, 5:27 PM
It will still likely make it due to the extended IMAX run and international markets
narrow290 - 4/15/2024, 5:28 PM
Not sure if it'll make $700 mil, but I'm bout to take a sick day tomorrow and watch them back to back!
harryba11zack - 4/15/2024, 5:31 PM
Best DC film this year and way better then what marvel has been putting out.
grif - 4/15/2024, 5:34 PM
it will pass 700 mil
SuperCat - 4/15/2024, 5:36 PM
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MotherGooseUPus - 4/15/2024, 6:11 PM
@SuperCat - hahahahahaha fantastic. Never change or stop
SuperCat - 4/15/2024, 7:17 PM
@MotherGooseUPus - Thank! :D
marvel72 - 4/15/2024, 9:57 PM
@SuperCat - Next level gifs, always look forward to them.
bl0odwerk - 4/15/2024, 5:55 PM
Can't wait to see it. Loved the first one.
DarthOmega - 4/15/2024, 5:56 PM
Damn. It seems like they can't wait to rush these films to digital home release. When I was a kid it seemed like movies were in theaters for the longest time. I saw Jurassic Park so many times in theaters it seemed like it lasted all year long lol
Apophis71 - 4/15/2024, 7:40 PM
@DarthOmega - Dunno about duration at the cinema for me as our nearest only had one screen as a kid (and that was 18 miles away) so they were never there long, couple weeks maybe in most cases (but also one of the last to get them)...

...wasn't oft we would go to Newcastle for films (don't even recall with certainty how many screen they had but at most was only three until the metro centre opened their multiplex in the late 80's (by which time I was at Uni in Manchester)

...however what I will say I do recall is you were talking a couple of years at least till you could watch anything after release at home even after VHS came out initialy (and we had a betamax so were totaly scr@w@d).
DarthOmega - 4/15/2024, 7:47 PM
@Apophis71 - It was NYC and Florida for me. Between the two places we were drowning in movie theaters. I remember going to the mall and sneaking into movies with my friends during the summer. We saw most of the summer blockbusters from the 90s basically for free until we got caught sneaking into Demolition Man. I always felt bad for the people who had to travel so far just to see a movie.
Apophis71 - 4/15/2024, 8:04 PM
@DarthOmega - It was better once I was at Manchester, load more theatres all with more screens than Newcastle had had up until around that time but was mostly going to all the various Uni screenings of films then which tended to be older ones I'd missed out on the prior decade on the big screen and/or the more arthouse stuff (cos it was so darn cheap getting a term pass for all of them). However by then I DID get a VHS player with my first student grant and basicaly took out every film the nearby rental shop had be it B movies or blockbuster ones over the course of a year, lol (again they were cheap, esp if you got 5 at once but then also split the costs between a bunch of us and passed them around before returning them).
DarthOmega - 4/15/2024, 8:21 PM
@Apophis71 - Damn man. You made me remember when Blockbuster started getting rid of late fees. I kept the LOTR trilogy for so long Blockbuster closed it's stores before I could turn them in.
bobevanz - 4/15/2024, 6:19 PM
Universal gave Nolan almost a whole year at the box office for Oppenheimer, Denis needs to also jump ship. This could have made a billion, WB gonna WB
regularmovieguy - 4/15/2024, 6:36 PM

In no world does this make another 300 million because another studio releases it. Not to mention this is Denis’ biggest box office for any of his releases. Everyone should be really happy with 700 mil.

This was never going to make a billion dollars.
MarvelZombie616 - 4/17/2024, 8:17 PM
@bobevanz - 245 days.
CAPTAINPINKEYE - 4/15/2024, 7:01 PM
If this doesn’t make it over 700 million I’ll blame the people who only saw it seven times. Shame on you.
FireandBlood - 4/16/2024, 2:19 AM
700 mil is in the bag
bkmeijer1 - 4/16/2024, 6:00 PM
I don't think it would make a big impact if it's just digital release. Streaming would be different, but I think most services are (or rather, should be) done with the 45 day window

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