Indiana Jones and the Massive Opening


The Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Be sure to check back on Tuesday for final figures based on actual box office.

Paramount and Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull has earned a massive $311.1 million at the worldwide box office in just five days! The return of the man with the hat pulled in an estimated $126 million domestically over the four-day holiday weekend, marking the second-best Memorial Day weekend bow, trailing only last year’s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End ($139.8 million). For the five days, “Crystal Skull” is up to $151.1 million domestically. That’s the fifth-biggest five-day start ever and is close to Spider-Man 2‘s $152.4 million. Overseas, the film grossed $160 million through Monday, of which the weekend take through Sunday ($146 million) is the fifth-best international opening of all time. Executive produced by George Lucas, directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring Harrison Ford, the anticipated film was made for about $185 million.

In second place, Disney/Walden’s The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian added $28.6 million over the four-day weekend, pushing its two-week total to $96.7 million. Internationally, the sequel has earned $49 million so far, bringing its worldwide total to $145.7 million. The follow-up was reportedly made for around $200 million.

Marvel Studios’ Iron Man (Paramount) was still going strong in third, collecting another $25.7 million for the four days to bring its domestic total to $257.8 million. Overseas, the Robert Downey, Jr. starrer has reached $228 million and worldwide the comic book adaptation now stands at $485.8 million after four weeks. The Jon Favreau-directed film was budgeted at $140 million.

Fox’s What Happens in Vegas, starring Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher, performed well in its third weekend making another $11.2 million during the four days. The $35 million comedy has earned $56.4 million.

Warner Bros.’ Speed Racer rounded out the top five with $5.2 million. Made for about $120 million, the Wachowski Brothers adaptation is at $37.4 million after three weeks.

If estimates hold, Universal’s Baby Mama again barely topped Sony’s Made of Honor. The former remained in sixth place with $4.2 million for a total of $53 million, while the later collected $4.2 million for a total of $39.9 million.

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