Indy is back and the boxoffice seems to love him even if the critics are not singing praises – well not singing loudly.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull earned an estimated $126 million from 4,260 theaters domestically in its first four days, while its international box office total has already reached $143 million from 8,300 locations (the sixth-biggest foreign debut of all-time). The worldwide total stands at $269 million with still another day to go in the four-day Memorial Day weekend.
I found it very puzzling how people thought somehow this movie wouldn’t be a hit. A lot of naysayers were barking this would bomb considering the reviews.
Even with the luke warm reviews people still said it was a good time at the theater even if it wasn’t the best Indiana Jones film of the series. I expected nothing less from this franchise.
This puts Indy up on the list as potentially the second largest Memorial Day Boxoffice pull. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End raked in $153 million domestically on a similar time frame (partial Thursday through Monday) just last year.
The big question falls on the Hollywood formula. This made a TON of money. Do we make another?
Could you see another Indy film, or is this a graceful ending for an aging adventurer?
Spinoff movies with Mutt? Tv series with fan favourite Nathan Fillion?