Denis Villeneuve Comments on Bleak Summer Box Office, Says He’s “Disappointed to Still Be Number One” — GeekTyrant

Dune franchise director Denis Villeneuve is a little disappointed with how the summer box office has been going so far. He recently commented on the subject saying he’s “disappointed to still be number one.”

Dune: Part Two has grossed more than $711 million worldwide. It remains the top-grossing movie of 2024, ahead of Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire ($567M).

Villeneuve does hope things pick up, saying: “I hope, sooner or later, that this summer box office will be much better.”

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga and The Garfield Movie are two of the first big summer movies to be released, and while Garfield met its expectations, Furiosa fell below it, which surprised me! It’s such a great movie and its everything movie fans love about going to the cinema!

Villeneuve went on to explain: “I think we need movies that are theatrical experiences, that will fully embrace the power of the theatre, and I’m not just talking about Dune 2.”

He continued: “Of course, I’m talking about many movies. A movie like Civil War, for instance, is a strong example of a movie that absolutely used the power of the theatre. I was lucky that Part 2 did reach the audience, I wish it would happen more often, honestly..

Some of the movies audiences have to look forward to this summer include Deadpool & Wolverine, which is going to be a massive hit, Bad Boys: Ride or Die, Inside Out 2, The Watchers, A Quiet Place: Day One, and Twisters, Horizon, and more.

In the end, I think Deadpool & Wolverine will be the biggest movie of the summer, maybe even the whole year.

Source: Deadline

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