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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Spotted Seeing “Dune: Part Two” in Theaters by Fellow Moviegoer

Mindy Kaling also documented her experience seeing the new 'Dune' film in theaters

<p>Steve Granitz/FilmMagic, Warner Bros.</p> Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez and Timothée Chalamet in Dune: Part Two

Steve Granitz/FilmMagic, Warner Bros.

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez and Timothée Chalamet in Dune: Part Two

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck checked out one of the year's hottest new movies in theaters.

Lopez, 54, and Affleck, 51, were spotted at a movie theater for a showing of Dune: Part Two, a video of the pair shared by an X user shows. The quick clip sees the couple cleaning up their seats as they stood up after the nearly-three-hour film.

"Dune 2 was AMAZING. Post credits scene was realizing JLo & Ben Affleck were sitting right in front of us lol," the fellow moviegoer wrote with the video on social media.

Lopez and Affleck are not the only people catching the second Dune movie from director Denis Villeneueve: The movie grossed $82.5 million at the domestic box office in its opening weekend and has become 2024's highest-grossing movie worldwide so far in just its first six days of release.

Mindy Kaling documented her experience seeing the film on Instagram, writing, "Every three years @asekar95 and I make the pilgrimage to see the latest @dunemovie! As Bene Gesserit, we felt seen. It was a masterpiece! Congrats @tchalamet @zendaya!"

Related: Dune: Part Two Cliffhanger Ending Explained: Will There Be a Third Film?

<p>MICHAEL TRAN/AFP via Getty Images</p> Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck on June 13, 2023

MICHAEL TRAN/AFP via Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck on June 13, 2023

Dune, a futuristic science-fiction epic based on author Frank Herbert's 1965 novel, stars Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, a young man from a noble family who begins to discover his part in various conspiracies and prophecies on the planet Arrakis.

The series' first movie, released in 2021, leaves Chalamet's character Paul after his family is massacred by the villainous Harkonnen family. The new movie picks up after he and his mother Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson) align with the planet's native people, the Fremen (played by Zendaya and Javier Bardem, among others), to help free them from oppression and take revenge.

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The movie has grown popular for its epic scale and intense action, as well as themed popcorn buckets created by AMC Theatres that are now selling for hundreds of dollars online. The souvenir buckets are designed to look like the giant sandworms that inhabit Dune's planet Arrakis, creating an uneasy path toward acquiring popcorn.

Related: How Dune: Part Two Expands Zendaya's Role After She Was Only in Part One for 7 Minutes

<p>Niko Tavernise</p> "Dune: Part Two"

Niko Tavernise

"Dune: Part Two"

The film also stars Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Christopher Walken, Josh Brolin, Léa Seydoux, Dave Bautista and Stellan Skårsgard, among others. The films marks the second time Dune has been adapted to the big screen, following a 1984 adaptation by David Lynch that starred Kyle MacLachlan.

Dune: Part Two is in theaters now.

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