Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Indiana Jones Dial of Destiny Eyes Disappointing $60 Mil Weekend

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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.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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