Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Box Office: “Dune Two” Spectacular $20 Mil After Second Night of Sold Out Shows, $32 Mil Total


The next thing you know, the sand worms are going to ask for bonuses!

Last night “Dune Two” earned a whopping $20 mil in its second night — or first night, if you go by Hollywood.

Coupled with Thursday previews, “D2” has banked $32 million!

The film scored $7,910 per screen last night, which ain’t bad!

If it picks up another $40 million tonight and tomorrow, that will bring “Dune Two” to $72 million.

Why isn’t it more? Two reasons: the three hour length of the total experience, and the bad weather in most of the country.

Why did “Oppenheimer,” also a three hour movie, do better? Two reasons: it came out in the summer when the weather was fine, and getting up the next morning wasn’t of the same importance work wise.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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