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‘Dune 2’ Delivers Incredible Domestic Opening, Great Reviews

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Dune 2 is off to a strong start at the box office and audience reaction as the film starring Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya has already generated an A CinemaScore and a number of stellar reviews from critics and fans alike.

But the success is also translating at the box office.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film posted an opening day gross of $32.1 million at Friday’s North American box office, including $12 million in previews, which puts it on course to land in the $72 million to $75 million range at least, which is more than double what the first film generated – $40 million.

Dune 2 is also debuting in 71 markets overseas this weekend and is expected to thrive in those markets as well.

The film also stars Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Christopher Walken, Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista and Charlotte Rampling.

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‘Inside Out 2’ Posts $62 Million Opening Day

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The box office is humming after ‘Inside Out 2’ posted the biggest opening thus far in 2024 pulling in a whopping $62 million on it’s release day across Friday and preview screenings from 4,440 locations, according to Variety.

The new animated film from Pixar Animation Studios is projected to easily surpass the $82.5 million debut earned by “Dune: Part Two” to overtake it as the biggest domestic opening of 2024 where it will also become the first release to notch a nine-figure domestic opening in nearly 11 months, being the first film to do so since last summer’s smash hit ‘Barbie’ opened.

The film will now join the ranks of some of Pixar’s biggest domestic openings ever, such as “Incredibles 2” ($182 million), “Finding Dory” ($135 million), “Toy Story 4” ($120 million) and “Toy Story 3” ($110 million).

The film is also being received with strong reviews and an A grade on Cinema Score, showing that audiences are also raving about the film.

Directed by Kelsey Mann, the new film tells the story of: “The little voices inside Riley’s head know her inside and out—but next summer, everything changes when Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out 2” introduces a new Emotion: Anxiety. According to director Kelsey Mann, the new character promises to stir things up within headquarters. “Anxiety, voiced by Maya Hawke, might be new to the crew, but she’s not really the type to take a back seat,” said Mann. “That makes a lot of sense if you think about it in terms of what goes on inside all our minds.” A trailer, poster and film stills are now available for what promises to be the feel-good (or feel-everything) film of Summer 2024.”

“Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust have been running a successful operation by all accounts. However, when Anxiety shows up, they aren’t sure how to feel.”

 

 

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Premier of ‘The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live’ Generates Big Numbers

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The premier of ‘The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live’ turned out to be a rousing ratings success for AMC, marking the cable channel’s best series debut in close to six years.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the premier, which saw the returns of Andrew Lincoln as Rick and Danai Gurira as Michonne, delivered a whopping 3 million viewers, inclusive of replays and simulcasts, over a three day period.

“On Sunday, we had an incredible reunion of TWD giants: Rick and Michonne — and the fans of The Walking Dead, both old and new,” showrunner Scott M. Gimple said in a statement. “Danai and Andy’s mind-blowing work in front of and behind the camera, along with the efforts of a truly wonderful cast and crew was all for an audience we asked to believe just a little bit longer. We’re grateful they did.”

Per the report, The Ones Who Live had 896,000 same-day viewers on AMC, coming in higher than either of the most recent two Walking Dead spinoffs, Dead City (704,000 viewers) and Daryl Dixon (631,000).

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Reddit Community Claims Dodgers Have Worst Spelling Fans in Baseball

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A report derived from communities on Reddit is breaking down the fanbases of each MLB team to determine which teams have the most spelling errors, and Preply has analyzed and now released those findings.

The study collected and analyzed thousands of comments and posts across 30 subreddits dedicated to all 30 MLB teams to find the following:

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays and St. Louis Cardinals have the worst-spelling fans.

  • Boston Red Sox fans were caught most often misspelling three-plus syllable words.

  • “Gaurdians” is the most commonly misspelled word in the Cleveland Guardians subreddit.

  • Home run, fan base, and walk-off are the three most commonly misspelled baseball terms.

According to the report, by misspelling words like “their” and “interest,” the Los Angeles Dodgers are the team with the worst spelling fans. Additionally, similar words landed the Toronto Blue Jays in second place positioning.

Here are the Top 10 teams:

  1. Los Angeles Dodgers
  2. Toronto Blue Jays
  3. St. Louis Cardinals
  4. Texas Rangers
  5. Miami Marlins
  6. Arizona Diamondbacks
  7. Los Angeles Angels
  8. San Diego Padres
  9. Cleveland Guardians
  10. Chicago Cubs

Top Final 5 teams landing in the rankings are:

25. Milwaukee Brewers

26. Colorado Rockies

27. Washington Nationals

28. Cincinnati Reds

29. Kansas City Royals

30. Atlanta Braves

 

The study then looked at the MLB fans who frequently misspell baseball terms, with the top 10 of those being:

  1. Philadelphia Phillies
  2. Seattle Mariners
  3. Cleveland Guardians
  4. Oakland Athletics
  5. Boston Red Sox
  6. Los Angeles Angels
  7. New York Mets
  8. Colorado Rockies
  9. Pittsburgh Pirates
  10. Miami Marlins

Find out more at Preply.

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