The fifth and final Indiana Jones movie is a disappointment at the box office. It looks the opening weekend will come in at $60 million. It should have been $100 million.
The trouble here began in Cannes. Which was not the right venue. It was too soon. And the way Disney handled screening single premiere screening was so off putting, the movie had little good will.
Certainly no one worked harder promoting the film than Harrison Ford. He was a real mensch. But he was one man pulling a heavy plough. Dial of Destiny has lived in the shadows of Mission Impossible, Barbie, and Oppenheimer as if it were just assumed people wanted to see it.
This all too bad because Indy’s last stand is a lot of fun. It also has a sensational ending, with Karen Allen. Go see it and be pleasantly surprised.