Timothée Chalamet’s Dune 2, Godzilla x Kong Help WB Secure a Box Office Record Yet to be Achieved by Disney

Warner Bros will have to thank Dune 2 and Godzilla x Kong for bringing in the money.

Timothée Chalamet’s Dune 2, Godzilla x Kong Help WB Secure a Box Office Record Yet to be Achieved by Disney

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  • Warner Bros finally crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office.
  • Dune 2 and the latest Godzilla x Kong installment proved to be commercially successful.
  • WB Discovery CEO David Zaslav said the company is positively recovering now.
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Warner Bros is celebrating a major milestone this year after crossing the $1 billion mark at the international box office. In just 15 weeks, it managed to achieve this feat with the help of Dune: Part Two and Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, two massive blockbusters that dominated the cinemas.

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Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides in Dune

This is not the first time the giant empire made this accomplishment. It’s a repeat performance of their record-breaking triumph in 2018 when they crossed the same mark at 17 weeks. Indeed, Disney should take notes from Warner Bros!

Dune 2 And Godzilla x Kong Just Brought Success And Fortune To Warner Bros

Two of the biggest releases from Warner Bros, Dune: Part Two and Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire proved that the cinema is still the public’s favorite mode of entertainment. Timothée Chalamet’s epic sci-fi movie grossed over $686 million while Adam Wingard’s film earned around $442 million in global ticket sales.

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In a statement shared via Deadline, Pam Abdy and Mike De Luca, Co-Chairs & CEOs of Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group, said:

Crossing this incredible milestone at such an accelerated pace is a proud moment for the entire team at Warner Bros. It is a true testament to our best-in-class marketing and distribution teams around the globe, as well as our amazing creative teams and filmmakers who deliver great movies for us to champion.”

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Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Meanwhile, Warner Bros. Pictures President of International Distribution Andrew Cripps added:

Congratulations to our exceptionally talented global marketing and distribution teams for this remarkable achievement. We also extend our gratitude to our partners in the exhibition community for their incredible support. As Pam Abdy and Mike De Luca continue to build our theatrical film slate and create opportunities for us to work with the greatest partners in front of and behind the camera, we look forward to what more we can achieve in the future.”

It’s not yet the middle of the year, and WB is already winning. With a couple of highly anticipated movies slated for the coming months, such as Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga and Beetlejuice Beetlejuice, Disney needs to keep up with the game.

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Warner Bros Is Finally Recovering From Past Years’ Loss

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Dune (2021)

WB Discovery CEO David Zaslav talked about the promising success of the company for this year after it suffered a major loss in the past few years. He told investors via CNN:

Bottom line, we’re a far healthier company now, and we’re building real momentum. And we expect 2024 will be a year to drive that momentum forward even further. That said, this business is not without its challenges.”

Apart from the release of major movie franchises in theaters, he also pledged to include more content on the studio’s streaming platform.

We’re excited to be refreshing and reigniting our content pipeline at Max. The fact is the strikes really slowed down production, and we didn’t have as much content as we wanted for Max. And we’re now moving forward with a great slate.”

The studio is certainly doing something right at this point, and they might reach another milestone in the coming months.

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Dune: Part Two is available to rent via Prime Video and Apple TV, while Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire is still showing in theaters.

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Written by Ariane Cruz

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Ariane Cruz, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.