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 Flash, Transformers: 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