One of the most anticipated projects of 2024, Dune 2 has already hit the theatres. Movie experts and critics cannot stop talking about the second chapter of the Denis Villeneuve-led fantasy drama. Dune 2 revolves around the young Paul Atreides, who is burdened by the visions of a terrible future. From vast shimmering stretches of sand to a talented cast- Dune 2 is already on its way to becoming a blockbuster.

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Zendaya and Timothee Chalamet in a scene from Dune 2

After the theatrical release of Dune 2, the Timothee Chalamet-led adventure drama went on to obliterate the box office records with a production budget less than Brie Larson’s The Marvels. 

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Dune 2 Collection Dominates The Box Office With A Production Budget Lesser Than The Marvels

Dune 2 was released on March 1, 2024. According to the media outlet The Numbers, the Timothee Chalamet-led movie reported a worldwide collection of $178.5 million. Dune: Part Two secured around $97 million from the international markets.

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Zendaya and Timothee Chalamet in Dune 2

According to the media outlet Variety, Dune: Part Two was made on a budget of $190 million. Based on the numbers, Dune: Part Two was made on a lower budget in comparison to Brie Larson’s The Marvels. The MCU project fell flat at the box office as it failed to make a mark with respect to the numbers. The Nia DaCosta project was made on a production budget of $274.8 million. It comes under the list of worst-performing movies from the house of Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The Denis Villeneuve-helmed project is expected to cover its $190 million production budget soon.

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Denis Villeneuve’s Dune Was Influenced By Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ

During the promotion of Dune: Part Two Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve spoke about what inspired him to go ahead with the fantasy drama project. The Arrival director revealed that he was inspired by the legendary director Martin Scorsese’s critically acclaimed project The Last Temptation of Christ. The 1988 released project featured Spider-Man star Willem Dafoe as the protagonist. While talking to Esquire recently, he said-

“It’s a movie that absolutely blew me away. It’s an exploration of the doubt of the human who is obsessed with visions and ideas that are bigger than him […] it’s a portrait of Christ that always moved me because it brought so much humanity in that figure.”

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Willem Dafoe in The Last Temptation of Christ

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While drawing parallels between Dune and The Last Temptation of Christ, Villeneuve said-

“It was pretty close to the trajectory of Paul Atreides. I must say, in the way Martin Scorsese portrayed that period of time, there’s something about the level of precision of the details, it’s like he had taken a time machine. It was a movie that tremendously influenced me as I was doing this adaptation.”

Dune franchise is based on the book of the same name authored by Frank Herbert. According to the sources, Denis Villeneuve is currently busy with the development of the third and final chapter of Dune. 

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