‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’ Off to Slow Box Office Start
July 2023 – Los Angeles, CA:
The fifth “Indiana Jones” film might have trouble making a profit and reaching its box-office destiny.
Disney’s “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” opened the July 4 Weekend holiday box office with a strong start that soon faded, bringing in a meager $60 million according to estimates from measurement firm Comscore.
The long-anticipated sequel matched the low end of already guarded projections in the $60-million to $65-million range in the U.S. while internationally, the action film grossed $70 million for a global total of $130 million, according to Disney studio estimates. This is a real issue for the franchise, which has a reported budget of $300 million.
Directed by James Mangold, “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” stars 80 year old Harrison Ford in his final performance as Indy, the heroic archaeologist on a daring mission to capture a precious artifact. Among the supporting cast of the film include Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, John Rhys-Davies, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, Ethann Isidore and Mads Mikkelsen.
This latest installment of the “Indiana Jones” franchise, which made its world premiere at the recent Cannes Film Festival received a 68% rating on review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes and an average B-plus grade from audiences polled by CinemaScore.
Bader Studios Hollywood was on the red carpet for the Los Angeles premiere talking with Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destin director James Mangold, with Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel producing. Steven Spielberg and George Lucas serve as executive producers. John Williams, who has scored each Indy adventure since the original Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981, once again composed the score.