Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Aims for $60M-$65M Opening Weekend as Older Audience Shows Up

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Harrison Ford’s final Indiana Jones film, “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” had a solid Friday opening, earning $24 million at the box office. This figure is in line with similar male-focused franchise films like “No Time to Die” and “Mission: Impossible – Fallout.” The James Mangold-directed installment is projected to have a 3-day weekend gross of $60-$65 million and is expected to bring in around $85 million by Tuesday, including the July 4th holiday. The film is playing in 4,600 theaters nationwide.

In contrast, Universal/Dreamworks Animation’s “Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken” did not perform as expected, earning only $2.5 million on Friday, including Thursday previews of $725,000. The film is projected to have a lackluster weekend, falling outside of the top five. Disappointing reviews and a low Rotten Tomatoes score are likely contributing factors to its underperformance.

Overall, “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” is expected to have the second-highest opening for the franchise, following 2008’s “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.” The film will benefit from the extended holiday weekend, although Monday and Tuesday ticket sales are typically lower. The audience for the film skews older, similar to the James Bond and Mission: Impossible franchises.

Critical reception for “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” has been mixed, with a Cannes Film Festival premiere resulting in a 66% approval rating. However, the film has received a more positive response from audiences, earning an 88% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. Initial audience reactions indicate that the film has pleased long-time fans of the franchise.

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In terms of social media, there has been a mixed response to “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.” Fans have expressed excitement for the action-packed film and lauded Harrison Ford’s portrayal of the iconic character. However, some critics have criticized the story and elements they consider to be cliché. Social media discussions surrounding the film have reached a total of 296.4 million across various platforms, primarily on official Lucasfilm and Disney movie channels.

In other box office news, Sony’s animated film “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” continues to perform well, leading the week with an estimated total of $30.6 million. Disney/Pixar’s “Elemental” follows closely behind with $30.4 million in its second week. Paramount’s “No Hard Feelings” and “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” and Disney’s “Little Mermaid” round out the week’s box office results.

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