Despite being only 25 years old, Timothèe Chalamet is breaking records and starring in some of the decades most critically acclaimed films.
The latest two, Dune, a sci-fi classic highly anticipated among fans of the novel of the same name, and Wes Anderson's latest film, The French Dispatch, was released to box office this past Friday. Both films grossed multi-millions of dollars, and were both audience and critically loved.
Two films, one weekend: How Timothèe is winning the box office
Released on Thursday, Dune, a film adaptation of the 1965 classic novel by Frank Herbert, grossed globally over $220 million dollars at the box office this weekend. This marks the biggest three-day box office total since Warner Bros. started releasing films in theatres as well as streaming services due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Dune, which also stars Zendaya, not only is grossing a huge amount, but the fans of the novel are giving the film adaptation huge praise, saying that it's living up to the hype!
Mary Parent, a chairman for Dune's production company, says that we're "just beginning to scratch the surface of his unique talents".
"He's a legitimate movie star," she said, "And has that intangible thing that doesn't come along very often. He's incredibly instinctual and authentic as an artist and as a human being."
"For being 25-years-old, his wisdom is pretty astounding. And he's been front and center in selling this movie," she added.
Meanwhile, Chalamet's role in Wes Anderson's film The French Dispatch grossed $1.3 million dollars and was only in 52 theatres across the U.S. That means the location average was $25,000 making it another record for a post-pandemic release.
The only other two films to make it close to that this year were Venom: Let There Be Carnage, which had an average of $21,309, and Black Widow, with $19,400.
The French Dispatch is said to be a "love letter to journalists", and features Bill Murray, Saoirse Ronan, and Tilda Swinton, and marks this as Wes Anderson's 10th major film.