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‘Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny’ Earns $60 Million In Opening Weekend—Falling Short Of Previous Film

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Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny earned the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend, bringing in $60 million in domestic sales from Friday to Sunday, according to Box Office Mojo—falling far behind the Harrison Ford-helmed franchise’s last film, despite a nearly $300 million budget.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny earned the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening … [+] weekend.

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Key Facts

The film is predicted to get a boost in sales from the Fourth Of July long weekend, bringing estimates from Friday to Tuesday up to $82 million domestically.

Projections for Dial of Destiny’s weekend U.S. open—not including Independence Day sales—reportedly ranged from $60 million to $70 million in recent weeks.

The fifth and likely last installment of the franchise did not perform as well as 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which earned $100 million in its opening weekend, without an adjustment for inflation, according to Box Office Mojo.

Surprising Fact

Dial of Destiny is projected to earn $70 million in its debut outside the United States, including $8.9 million in the United Kingdom from Friday to Sunday, according to Box Office Mojo. The film was reportedly projected to make $140 globally in its opening weekend.

Big Number

$295 million. That’s how much production on the latest Indiana Jones film reportedly cost, before marketing, according to Variety.

Key Background

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny comes more than 15 years after the most recent Indiana Jones film was released. The first three films in the franchise were released in the 1980s. This is the first film in the franchise not to be directed by Steven Spielberg. Dial of Destiny, directed by James Mangold, stars Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, John Rhys-Davies, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, Ethann Isidore and Mads Mikkelsen. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny has a 68% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and 88% score from audiences.

Tangent

Meanwhile, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse took home the No. 2 spot domestically, earning an additional $11.5 million in its fifth weekend in theaters, according to Box Office Mojo. This weekend brings the film’s box office total to $340 million domestically. Pixar’s Elemental took the No. 3 spot, bringing in $11.3 million in its third weekend in theaters, according to Box Office Mojo. Overall the Pixar film has made $88 million domestically.

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