The long-awaited sequel Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is finally playing in theaters. Unfortunately, Disney‘s newly-released Indiana Jones continuation appears to have bombed at the box office.
In fact, the film only opened with $130 million worldwide, which is less than the $139 million that the box office bomb The Flash managed to earn. Furthermore, the Indiana Jones sequel is said to have cost more than $300 million to make with marketing costs, while The Flash was estimated at $250 million. Either way, both films appear to be box office bombs, with the fifth Indiana Jones film making even less at the box office so far.
Of course, this might not be too surprising. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny received mixed reviews following its debut at the 76th Cannes Film Festival. Of course, given the nature of the festival, some optimistic fans expected the film would perform better with mainstream audiences. And while there are some positive reactions from fans, it doesn’t seem to be enough to help the film out of its box office slump.
To be fair, the amount of money it’s made so far wouldn’t be bad for a moderately-budgeted film. But as mentioned, with the film having cost more than $300 million, it’s one of the most expensive movies ever made. And so it’s going to take quite a bit of money for Disney to break even much less make a profit. It’s unfortunate to hear given that Indiana Jones is one of the most iconic movie characters of all time – and this will be the last time Harrison Ford plays the role – but sometimes these things just happen.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny was directed by James Mangold. The screenplay for the film was written by Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth alongside Mangold. Additionally, franchise composer John Williams has returned to score the highly-anticipated adventure movie.
Harrison Ford returns to reprise his role as the titular adventurer for the Lucasfilm project. The cast for the long-awaited sequel also includes Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Kretschmann, Boyd Holbrook, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Toby Jones, Antonio Banderas, and Olivier Richters.
Fans can now see Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny in theaters. Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for any additional updates as we have them.