Dune 2 Box Office (Worldwide): Will It Achieve This Special Feat That Has Been Accomplished By Top Gun: Maverick & 5 Other Hollywood Films In Post-COVID Era?
Will Dune 2 Achieve This Special Box Office Feat That Has Been Accomplished By Top Gun: Maverick & 5 Other Hollywood Films In Post-COVID Era? (Photo Credit – IMDb)

Amid a lot of buzz, Dune 2 is all set to mark its grand arrival tomorrow in major parts of the globe. Going by early projections, the film is all set to take a fantastic start at the worldwide box office. Out of all the releases that we have seen so far this year, this one seems to be a huge affair, and if everything goes well, it might enter the elite club that has already been graced by Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick, Margot Robbie’s Barbie and four other films. Keep reading to know more!

Now, whenever the box office is discussed, we talk about two different eras- pre-pandemic or pre-COVID era and post-pandemic or post-COVID era. After the COVID wave, the consumption pattern among the audience has changed drastically. Despite a good pre-release buzz and content, many big films have failed to succeed.

A lot of shockers have been witnessed, but still, there are some films that managed to shine like a bright star. In total, six films have managed to enter the $1 billion club at the worldwide box office. The list is topped by James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way Of Water, which is also the sole entrant of the $2 billion club. It did a business of $2.32 billion.

Before we talk about Dune 2, let’s take a look at the $1 billion club entrants at the worldwide box office in the post-pandemic era:

  1. Avatar: The Way of Water (2022) – $2.32 billion
  2. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) – $1.91 billion
  3. Top Gun: Maverick (2022) – $1.49 billion
  4. Barbie (2023) – $1.44 billion
  5. The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023) – $1.36 billion
  6. Jurassic World Dominion (2022) – $1 billion

If we look at things that are happening around Dune 2, it feels like the film has got all the potential to hit it out of the park. Recently, Warner Bros. opted for a smart strategy by re-releasing the first installment and attaching an exclusive sneak peek of the sequel. That worked really well, and it helped in creating buzz, as the response was very impressive. For now, projections are suggesting a start as huge as $170 million during the opening weekend.

Dune 2 will be played in premium formats like IMAX and 4DX, giving it an edge in box office collections. Also, early reviews are already out, and reports are highly positive, which hints that the film will stay in theatres for a long time. Besides these two factors, the Timothee Chalamet starrer is enjoying a rocking response in China’s pre-sales (where the film is scheduled to release on 8th March), which indicates that a big chunk of business might come from China.

On the whole, the film has all things working in its favor so far, and who knows, it might become the 7th film in the post-pandemic era to enter the $1 billion club at the worldwide box office.

Note: Box office numbers are based on estimates and various sources. Numbers have not been independently verified by Koimoi.

Stay tuned to Koimoi for more box office updates & stories!

Must Read: Dune 2 Box Office (Korea): Timothee Chalamet Led Sci-Fi Saga Impresses In Early Screenings, Enjoys Almost 9,000 Footfalls!

Follow Us: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube | Google News

Check This Out