Will Indiana Jones 5 Be a Box Office Bomb?

Harrison Ford in Dial of Destiny
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Although the new movie starring Harrison Ford doesn’t officially hit theaters until June 30, box office projections are in…

Response So Far


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Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (2023) premiered at the Cannes film festival, and earned a lukewarm response from the crowd. Although Harrison Ford reportedly received immense applause upon attending, the film’s reception did not share the same celebration.

The movie currently sits at a 55% All Critics Score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 45% Top Critics score.

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Box Office Numbers

During the opening weekend of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), the film made just over $100 million. What does Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (2023) expect to earn 15 years later? $60 million.

Indiana Jones 5

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Although $60 million is a lot of money, in the sense that any individual would love to earn that amount in a single weekend, it’s a small haul when it comes to a worldwide box office. In addition, the new Indiana Jones film is one of the most expensive movies ever produced at $295 million (it’s number 8 on the list).

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If the box office projections hold, Disney and Lucasfilm are likely lose a lot of money on the fifth Indiana Jones movie. Most films earn the most money on their opening weekend and have a box office drop-off week over a week until it essentially flatlines.

Indiana Jones 5 movie poster

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Many films lately seemed to have one challenge or another. Some films are loved by moviegoers and panned by critics, while other features are hated by the audience despite having rave reviews. But at the end of the day, a movie’s success comes down to how much money it makes. And Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (2023) seems to have little going for it. Former Indiana Jones movie fans don’t seem excited, its reviews are ‘meh,’ and there doesn’t seem to be much interest in reviving the aging Indiana Jones franchise (no offense to Harrison Ford).

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Movie Details

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (2023) is written and directed by James Mangold and follows the archeologist and his goddaughter searching for a time-changing artifact. In addition to Ford reprising his role, the movie stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Helena Shaw, Mads Mikkelsen as Jürgen Voller, Antonio Banderas, and John Rhys-Davies.

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About Steven Wilk

Steven has a complicated relationship with Disney. As a child, he visited Walt Disney World every few years with his family. But he never understood why kids his age (and older) were so scared of Snow White or Alien Encounter. He is a former participant of the Disney College Program (left early…long story), and he also previously worked in Children’s publishing, where he adapted multiple Disney movies and TV shows. He has many controversial opinions about Disney…like having a positive view of Michael Eisner, believing Return of the Jedi is superior to The Empire Strikes Back, and that Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge should have never been built (at least not at Hollywood Studios). Every year for the past two decades, Steven has visited either Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani or went on a Disney Cruise. He’s happy to share any and all knowledge of the Disney destinations (and he likes using parenthesis a lot…as well as ellipses…)