Paramount and Lucasfilm’s 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.
“Indiana Jones” made an estimated $101 million from Friday to Sunday, plus $25 million from its opening Thursday. The studio expects the film to earn an additional $25 million in North American theaters on Monday which would bring the five-day domestic opening gross to $151 million. It would be the second-best Memorial Day opening ever trailing only last year’s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, which made $139.8 million for the four days and $153 million with a partial Thursday included.
Disney’s The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian added $23 million in the Friday-to-Sunday frame to push its total to $91 million in its first 10 days. Internationally, “Prince Caspian” made $18 million and brought its tally to $49 million, for a worldwide total of $140 million.
Marvel Studios’ Iron Man (released by Paramount) collected another $20.1 million from Friday to Sunday to bring its domestic sum to $257.8 million. Overseas, the comic book adaptation added $12.5 million to push its total to $228 million for a worldwide sum of $485.8 million.
Stay tuned for the full Memorial Day weekend estimates on Monday.