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    Timothee Chalamet Breaks John Travolta’s 44-Year-Old Record With ‘Wonka’ And ‘Dune 2’

    Timothee Chalamet has been ruling over the box office with his movies. Chalamet has constantly been in the headlines whether it’s because of his relationship with Kylie Jenner or his hit movies. Furthermore, his latest movie ‘Dune 2‘ was also a hit with its domestic gross going up to over $200 million and breaking several records after its release.

    With his ongoing hits and rise in popularity, Timothee has turned himself into an established actor over the past few years. The actor is known for not shying away from taking any role. Previously, he also starred in a hit gay romance film ‘Call Me By Your Name.’ Now, he has made history.

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    Timothee Chalamet Makes History By Starring In Two Highest Grossing Movies

    Timothee Chalamet in Dune 2 and Wonka
    Timothee Chalamet in Dune 2 and Wonka

    Actor Timothee Chalamet makes history by starring in ‘Wonka’ and ‘Dune: Part Two’. Chalamet before ‘Dune 2‘ was part of the Christmas film ‘Wonka’ in which he portrayed Willy Wonka. The movie was a hit among both fans and critics and also became the highest-grossing movie in the Christmas season.

    Furthermore, ‘Dune: Part 2’ was released on March 1 and has been dominating the box office. It only left the number 1 spot after the release of Jack Black’s Kung Fu Panda 4. Moreover, the back-to-back hits led to Chalamet breaking John Travolta’s 1978 record.

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    John Travolta’s Record

    John Travolta in Grase
    John Travolta in Grase

    John Travolta is a popular culture icon who gained worldwide attention and prominence after starting in dual musical dramas ‘Grease’ and ‘Saturday Night Fever’. The former opened at 2nd just behind ‘Jaws 2’ and became the highest-grossing musical earning $366 million globally. Whereas, ‘Saturday Night Fever’ topped the box office after its release and $237 million worldwide. 

    The two movies were released in 1978 within a span of 8 months and Travolta set a rare record of having two box office top twos in 8 months. However, after 44 years Chalamet took the crown from Travolta and became the second person to achieve the record after John. Surprisingly, one of the movies that helped Timothee achieve this was also a musical.

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