The fifth and final Indiana Jones is not off to the prosperous start Lucasfilm might of originally had in mind for the film. The movie was released in theaters around the world this weekend and it seems it’s delivering less than stelar results.

According to Deadline, in 52 international markets, Indiana Jones 5 has been said to have only taken home around $70 million over the weekend. If you combine these international earnings with what it made here in North America ($60 million), the film has grossed only $130 million.

To put this in perspective as to why this is considered a harsh beginning for the sequel film, last week it was projected to open at $140 million.

Per Deadline, the film’s biggest international market was the United Kingdom, where it earned just under $9 million.


It’s also worth noting that the reported production budget for the film sits between $250 to $300 million, making it the most expensive film in the Indiana Jones film franchise, as well as one of the most expensive films ever made.

Currently, the film has a 69% on Rotten Tomatoes of 330 critics’ reviews, with an average rating of 6.4/10. The website’s consensus reads: “It isn’t as thrilling as earlier adventures, but the nostalgic rush of seeing Harrison Ford back in action helps Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny find a few final bits of cinematic treasure.”

Metacritics, which uses a weighted average, scored the film with a 57 out of 100, based on 61 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews.”

CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of “B+” on an A+ to F scale, while PostTrak reported 79% of filmgoers gave the film a positive score, with 59% saying they would definitely recommend the film.

What are your thoughts on “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” not performing as well as it was originally anticipated to have at the box office? Let us know in the comments! 

Sean Sposato
The Main Street Mouse