Domestic Box Office: ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’ debuts with disappointing $60 million


Disney’s fifth entry in the action-packed Indiana Jones franchise debuted in theatres this past weekend.

In spite of the hype surrounding the movie and Harrison Ford’s return as the title character, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny had a disappointing $60 million USD domestic box office debut.

The movie, which cost $295 million USD to produce, was hailed as one of the most costly movies ever since it used CGI to make Ford look younger.

The long-running franchise now needs to accomplish a significant achievement in order to turn a profit throughout its theatrical run. At the box office, the weekend was disappointing for movies.

Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken, a family movie with a $70 million USD budget from DreamWorks and Universal, opened to $5.2 million USD, while The Flash from DC continued to decline in its third weekend of release, plummeting 67%. The domestic gross for the Ezra Miller-starring movie hasn’t reached $100 million USD.

The final Indiana Jones movie starring Harrison Ford made $70 million USD abroad, which contributed to a $130 million USD global opening. The Flash, which debuted to $139 million USD worldwide and cost $100 million USD less to produce, had better statistics.

Dial of Destiny’s first weekend was nowhere near as successful as that of its predecessor, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which debuted in 2008 with a $100 million USD opening. The movie is anticipated to gain $82 million USD domestically and $152 million USD globally over the 4th July weekend.

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