Box Office: As it was written! Dune: Part Two holds strong at #1 in its second weekend

Dune: Part Two

This weekend, the Australian box office made $9.8M.

• Dune: Part Two impresses with $6,107,557 in it’s second week, averaging $9,116 over 670 screens.
This weekend, the Australian box office made $9,878,742, down -16% from last week’s $11,778,626.


1. Dune: Part Two – $6,107,557 (1)

Warner Bros. Dune: Part Two has stayed at number one for a second week, and it’s well in front. All eyes will now be on WB to see if the company greenlights an adaption of the second Dune novel, Dune: Messiah (Dune: Part Two chronicles the second part of Frank Herbert’s first Dune novel). 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 $6,107,557 in its second week, averaging $9,116 over 670 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. Yolo – $485,708 (debut)

Sony’s Mandarin film Yolo is a comedic adaption of the 2014 Japanese film 100 Yen Love and is loosely based on the director’s own personal experiences. The film took $485,708, averaging $12,143 over 40 screens.

Synopsis: After an argument with her younger sister, Le Ying moves out on her own. She meets a boxing trainer and starts boxing. 

3. Imaginary – $477,335 (debut)

Studiocanal and Blumhouse’s Imaginary debuted at third this week. While the film couldn’t replicate the success of Blumhouse’s Five Nights at Freddy’s, Imaginary has to date nearly made its budget back from its US domestic gross alone. The film made $477,335 and averaged $1,940 for over 246 screens.

Synopsis: A woman returns to her childhood home to discover that the imaginary friend she left behind is very real and unhappy that she abandoned him.

4. The Great Escaper – $473,896 (debut)

Transmission’s The Great Escaper is based on the true story of Bernard Jordan and currently holds a favourable 84% on Rotten Tomatoes. Starring Michael Caine and Glenda Jackson, the movie brought in $473,896 for its first week in cinemas, averaging $1,983 over 239 screens.

Synopsis: Bernard Jordan escapes from his care home to attend the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings in France.

5. Bob Marley: One Love – $344,208 (2)

For its fourth week in cinemas, Paramount’s Bob Marley: One Love biopic came in fifth. The film took $344,208, averaging $1,212 over 284 screens, down 42% from last week. This brings its total cume to $6,216,916.

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

Top 6 – 10

6. Shaitaan
7. Force of Nature: The Dry 2
8. Madame Web
9. Manjummel Boys
10. The Zone of Interest

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