Box Office: ‘Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny’ Finds Little Treasure With $130M Worldwide Debut

1.Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (review)– $60M

As expected, Disney and Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny won the weekend with $60M domestic, and a worldwide total of $130M. Sound kinda low for Harrison Ford’s final go as Indy? Well, it is. These are disastrous numbers, especially with reports of a budget of $295M+, heavy on the plus. So what happened? Well, this is actually continuing a trend of big-budget movies that have flopped, such as The FlashTransformers: Rise of the Beasts, and now this. There’s a lesson to be learned that maybe it’s wise to truly gauge what the audience is clamoring for, not just what the stockholders want.

2. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse– $11.5M/$339.8M

3. Elemental– $11.3M/$88.7M

4. No Hard Feelings– $7.5M/$29.3M

5. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts– $7M/$136.1M

6. Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken (review) – $5.2M

This is very disappointing. Dreamworks Animation’s enjoyable and very inclusive Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken really bombed with just $5.2M. For a major $70M production that is eye-opening. Perhaps animation is just going through a bad phase right now? Certainly, Disney and Pixar are struggling, too. One only needs to look at the middling Elemental numbers for that.

7. The Little Mermaid– $5.1M/$280.9M

8. The Flash– $5M/$99.2M

9. Asteroid City– $3.8M/$18.1M

10. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3– $1.8M/$354.8M

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.