Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’s box office numbers continue to drop

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Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’s box office numbers continue to drop

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny continued to underperform in its second week. The film opened to 60 million domestically with a 295 million dollar production budget. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny was supposed to be a huge moneymaking film for Lucasfilm and Disney as they bid farewell to Indiana Jones in the fifth and final installment.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny earned 25 million dollars over the weekend, marking a 58% drop-off from the first weekend. If you include the international receipts, “Crystal Skull” finished with 317 million dollars domestically and 473 million internationally for comparison. At this rate, Indiana Jones 5 won’t come anywhere close to those figures.

Related: Indiana Jones Box Office Numbers Falls Flat for Opening Weekend


Lucasfilm and Disney have been hyping this film since last summer, and much to do was made of this being a huge sendoff for Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. Given the effort and budget placed behind this film, Disney has to be disappointed with it’s performance. It is unlikely that Dial of Destiny will rebound as the schedule of summer films will only get more crowded.

Not all the news was bad over the weekend for Disney, as Pixar’s Elemental continued to chug along courtesy of excellent word of mouth. The animated film earned an additional 8.4 million dollars bringing its domestic total to 107 million. Elemental is performing well overseas and has earned an additional 142 million. Many thought Elemental would wind up a monumental flop after its initial weekend. Pixar was in desperate need of a box office win after Onward and Lightyear didn’t rack up the numbers and critical acclaim that we have come to expect from Pixar.

What are your thoughts on the poor box office results surrounding Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny? Let us know why you think the film is performing so poorly in a comment. Follow along for more box-office numbers for Indiana Jones and more films from the summer season.

Recapping Indiana Jones

“Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981): Directed by Steven Spielberg, this is the first film in the Indiana Jones franchise. It follows the adventures of archaeologist Indiana Jones as he races against the Nazis in their quest to find the biblical Ark of the Covenant.

“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” (1984): This is the second installment in the series. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film is set in 1935, where Indiana Jones finds himself in a village in India and embarks on a mission to recover a mystical stone and rescue enslaved children from a cult.

“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989): Directed by Steven Spielberg, this is the third movie in the franchise. In this installment, Indiana Jones teams up with his father, played by Sean Connery, to find the Holy Grail before the Nazis do.

“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” (2008): Directed by Steven Spielberg, this is the fourth and most controversial installment in the franchise. Set in 1957, it follows Indiana Jones as he gets entangled in a Soviet plot involving crystal skulls and embarks on a journey to unlock their secrets.


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