Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny will easily take the top spot at the domestic box office on the 1st weekend of July – but will that be enough for the film to turn a profit?
The fifth part of Indiana Jones The franchise grossed $24 million on opening day from 4,600 theaters, including $7.2 million from Thursday night previews. The film is projected to gross $60 million in its first three days in cinemas. Considering the film cost $295 million to produce, making it theatrical profitability is going to be a daunting task.
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Even adjusted for inflation Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is the most expensive Indiana Jones movie yet. 2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was the second most expensive film in the franchise at $185 million, which equates to around $261 million in 2023. It grossed $790 million worldwide ($1.1 billion adjusted for inflation). To even approximate these numbers, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny will struggle for the remainder of its global release window.
Other films set to hit the box office this weekend include: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verseexpected to raise $11.7 million in fifth weekend; Elementary, expected to gross $3.4 million and holding up well after Pixar’s worst opening numbers ever; And No hard feelingsexpected to raise US$7.1 million to bring the domestic total to US$28 million.