Box Office: Dune: Part Two impressively sand-walks into the number one spot

Dune: Part Two Box Office

This weekend, the Australian box office made $11.7M.

• Dune: Part Two impresses with an $8,610,408 debut, averaging $11,620 over 741 screens.
This weekend, the Australian box office made $11,797,308, up 86% from last week’s $6,334,667.


1. Dune: Part Two – $8,610,408 (debut)

Director Denis Villeneuve has proven the power of cinema with Warner Bros. Dune: Part Two, opening number one worldwide and number one in Australia. Originally scheduled for release at the end of 2023 but delayed due to the SAG-AFTRA strike, the film opened exclusively in theatres, compared to the first film, which opened day and date in theatres and on HBO Max in 2021. The film took $8,610,408, averaging $11,620 over 741 screens.

Synopsis: Paul Atreides unites with Chani and the Fremen while seeking revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the universe, he must prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.

2. Bob Marley: One Love – $591,713 (1)

For its third week in cinemas, Paramount’s Bob Marley: One Love biopic came second. The film has now grossed $146 million worldwide. The film took $591,713, averaging $1,884 over 314 screens, down 54% from last week. This brings its total cume to $5,692,257.

Synopsis: Jamaican singer-songwriter Bob Marley (Kingsley Ben-Adir) overcomes adversity to become the most famous reggae musician in the world.

3. Madame Web – $366,909 (2)

Sony’s Madame Web came in third for its third week in cinemas, with the SCU film grossing $366,909. The Dakota Johnson-led flick has now made $4,157,293, overall. This week, it averaged $986 for over 372 screens, down 59%. While the film boasts a $91 million worldwide gross on a $80 million budget, it was panned critically, currently holding a 13% on Rotten Tomatoes. However, this isn’t Sony’s only SCU film releasing this year, as Aaron Taylor Johnson is set to appear in Kraven the Hunter, based on one of Spider-Man’s famous villains. 

Synopsis: Cassandra Webb (Dakota Johnson) is a New York City paramedic who starts to show signs of clairvoyance. Forced to confront revelations about her past, she must protect three young women from a mysterious adversary who wants them dead.

4. Force of Nature: The Dry 2 – $307,227 (4)

Keeping the fourth position this week was the second instalment to Roadshow’s The Dry franchise, Force of Nature. Starring Eric Bana and Deborra-Lee Furness, the movie brought in $307,227 for its fourth week in cinemas, averaging $1,052 over 292 screens and down 51%. The flick has now made $6,557,530 in cinemas to date.

Synopsis: Five women head out on a remote hiking retreat, but only four return, each telling a different story. Detective Aaron Falk (Bana) must find out what really happened before time runs out.

5. Manjummel Boys – $255,205 (debut)

Coming in fifth this week was the Cyber Systems-produced film Manjummel Boys. The film is based on a 2016 true event, in which someone from a group of friends got trapped inside the Guna Caves. The movie brought in $255,205 for its first week in cinemas, averaging $6,380 over 40 screens. 

Synopsis: A group of friends get into a daring rescue mission to save their friend from Guna Caves, a perilously deep pit from where nobody has ever been brought back.

Top 6 – 10

6. Baghead
7. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba – To the Hashira Training
8. Argylle
9. The Zone of Interest
10. Anyone But You

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