Dune 2 Might Not Break The $1 Billion Barrier But It Managed To Shatter Timothée Chalamet’s Highest Grossing Movie Record

Chalamet's latest film with Denis Villeneuve has made him a bonafide box office conquering star in Hollywood.

Dune 2 Might Not Break The $1 Billion Barrier But It Managed To Shatter Timothée Chalamet's Highest Grossing Movie Record


  • 'Dune: Part Two' has surpassed its predecessor as well as expectations to gross a total of $633 million at the box office in the first month since its release.
  • While there is still a long way to go to reach the coveted $1 billion gross collection, this film has already proved to be the highest-grossing film in lead star Timothée Chalamet's career.
  • Before this, the star's highest grossing film was his 2023 musical film 'Wonka' with $631 million box office collection, and 'Dune: Part One' comes in third with $431 million.
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It had been quite a while since a cinematic franchise emerged apart from the MCU that took the cine-goers by surprise and gave them a reason to flock to the cinemas once more, which is none other than the Dune series.


With the release of the first film in the franchise, people were instantly hooked and awestruck by the great work that had been done, leading it toward both commercial and critical success.

Timothée Chalamet in a still from Dune: Part One
Timothée Chalamet in a still from Dune: Part One

And now, the second part of the film has been on the same track towards outstanding box office performance, though still, there is a long way to sandwalk until they reach the $1 billion mark. But even if they don’t, lead star Timothée Chalamet has a reason to celebrate as Dune: Part Two becomes his highest-grossing film of all time with a recorded $633 million.


Dune: Part Two Becomes Highest-Grossing Film Of Timothée Chalamet’s Career

Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atredies in a still from Dune: Part Two
Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atredies in a still from Dune: Part Two

While in the past, almost every major blockbuster was a superhero film, the recent trends in cinema have not been in favor of comic book movies. Instead, the novel adaptations and impactful films with depth and engaging narratives have enamored the audience, among which the best example is Denis Villeneuve‘s Dune series.

Despite the success that it has witnessed, the second film is still at an astounding $633 million at the box office, quite a long mile away from the coveted $1 billion mark.

But what the lead star Timothée Chalamet gave a reason to celebrate was the milestone of his career that has been made possible via this film. Tallying up the box office performance, Dune: Part Two has become the Little Women star’s highest-grossing film, surpassing his acting prowess displayed in and as Wonka. 


At the same time, Wonka still remains his second highest-grossing film with $631 million at the box office, while it has far surpassed the record of Dune: Part One which grossed a total of $431 million during its run in cinemas (via The Numbers).

And this is just halfway down the road, as the second film in the series still has some time left to run in the cinemas, which means a lot more could be grossed in that period.


What To Expect From Dune: Messiah

A still from Dune: Part Two
A still from Dune: Part Two

Not getting too much into the spoilers, the second film in the series took us on a wild journey through Arrakis, and now, Paul Atredies will take us on a journey through the cosmos.

As the readers of the original literary series might be aware, the next installment in the franchise, titled Dune: Messiah, will recreate the events of the second book of the same name, which means the advent of an impending Holy War, where several noble factions of The Emperium will take on the threat of the Atredies family as well as the wrath of the people of Arrakis.

Dune: Part Two, now in cinemas.


Written by Deepak Bisht

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