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Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny whips up disappointing $130M global opening… $142M less than the Crystal Skull

As was predicted, Walt Disney Studios’ Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny whipped up a disappointing $60M from 4,600 US theaters in its opening weekend for a global total of $130M.

Deadline reported Sunday that James Mangold’s fifth and final installment in the Indiana Jones franchise cost well over $300M to make, and $20M of that went to Harrison Ford’s paycheck.

Clocking in at two hours and 34 minutes, Dial of Destiny also made history as the longest Indiana Jones film.

The 1969-set action adventure flick cast edgy Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge as the famous globe-trotting archaeologist’s estranged goddaughter Helena Shaw, who’s the daughter of Basil Shaw (Toby Jones).

Dial of Destiny also features John Rhys-Davies, Antonio Banderas, Boyd Holbrook, Ethann Isidore, and Mads Mikkelsen.

Grim start: Walt Disney Studios' Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny whipped up a disappointing $60M from 4,600 US theaters in its opening weekend for a global total of $130M

Grim start: Walt Disney Studios’ Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny whipped up a disappointing $60M from 4,600 US theaters in its opening weekend for a global total of $130M

It currently has a 68% critic approval rating (out of 307 reviews), but an 88% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

And with $130M box office gross, it earned $142M less in its opening weekend than Steven Spielberg’s 2008 four-quel Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Fans were not thrilled with former Disney Channel star Shia LaBeouf as Marlon Brando-inspired greaser Mutt Williams – Indiana’s lovechild with Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen) – who was unceremoniously killed off in the Vietnam War before Dial of Destiny.

‘I wanted to capture that wonderful energy between Indy and an intrepid female character,’ Mangold explained to Variety on June 14 of LaBeouf’s absence.

‘So, that was my first goal, and there’s only so many people you can edge into a picture.’

The 37-year-old Daytime Emmy winner has been arrested seven times, and he successfully completed a year-long judicial diversion program on May 2022 stemming from 2020 misdemeanor battery and petty theft charges.

Taking the No. 2 spot at the box office this weekend was Sony Pictures’ animated superhero flick Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse with $11.5M from 3,405 US theaters for a global total of $339.8M since opening June 2.

Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson directed the $100M-budget, 140-minute hit – starring Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, and Brian Tyree Henry – which is by far the best reviewed movie with a ‘certified fresh’ 96% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Digitally de-aged: Clocking in at two hours and 34 minutes, Dial of Destiny also made history as the longest Indiana Jones film

Digitally de-aged: Clocking in at two hours and 34 minutes, Dial of Destiny also made history as the longest Indiana Jones film

Sidekick: The 1969-set action adventure flick cast edgy Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge (L) as the famous globe-trotting archaeologist's estranged goddaughter Helena Shaw, who's the daughter of Basil Shaw (Toby Jones)

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Sidekick: The 1969-set action adventure flick cast edgy Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge (L) as the famous globe-trotting archaeologist’s estranged goddaughter Helena Shaw, who’s the daughter of Basil Shaw (Toby Jones)

Baddie: Dial of Destiny also features John Rhys-Davies, Antonio Banderas, Boyd Holbrook, Ethann Isidore, and Mads Mikkelsen (pictured)

Baddie: Dial of Destiny also features John Rhys-Davies, Antonio Banderas, Boyd Holbrook, Ethann Isidore, and Mads Mikkelsen (pictured)

Worst-reviewed Indy film: It currently has a 68% critic approval rating (out of 307 reviews), but an 88% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes

Lowered expectations? And with $130M box office gross, it earned $142M less in its opening weekend than Steven Spielberg's 2008 four-quel Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

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Lowered expectations? And with $130M box office gross, it earned $142M less in its opening weekend than Steven Spielberg’s 2008 four-quel Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

RIP: Fans were not thrilled with former Disney Channel star Shia LaBeouf as Marlon Brando-inspired greaser Mutt Williams - Indiana's lovechild with Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen) - who was unceremoniously killed off in the Vietnam War before Dial of Destiny

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RIP: Fans were not thrilled with former Disney Channel star Shia LaBeouf as Marlon Brando-inspired greaser Mutt Williams – Indiana’s lovechild with Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen) – who was unceremoniously killed off in the Vietnam War before Dial of Destiny

Mangold (pictured last Monday) explained to Variety on June 14 of LaBeouf's absence: 'I wanted to capture that wonderful energy between Indy and an intrepid female character. So, that was my first goal, and there's only so many people you can edge into a picture'

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Mangold (pictured last Monday) explained to Variety on June 14 of LaBeouf’s absence: ‘I wanted to capture that wonderful energy between Indy and an intrepid female character. So, that was my first goal, and there’s only so many people you can edge into a picture’

In third place was Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures’ answer to the question “What if elements had feelings?” – Pixar’s animated dramedy Elemental – which earned $11.3M from 3,650 US theaters for a global total of $191.6M since opening June 16

Peter Sohn’s $200M-budget movie – which scored 76% on Rotten Tomatoes – features voice talent from Leah Lewis, Mamoudou Athie, Ronnie del Carmen, Shila Ommi, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Catherine O’Hara.

No. 4 was Sony Pictures’ raunchy R-rated comedy No Hard Feelings, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Andrew Barth Feldman, which received $29.3M from 3,208 US theaters for a global total of $49.3M since opening June 23.

Gene Stupnitsky’s $45M-budget Craigslist escort flick – which scored 68% on Rotten Tomatoes – also features Laura Benanti, Natalie Morales, and Matthew Broderick.

Taking fifth place was Paramount Pictures’ Bumblebee sequel Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, which raised $7M from 2,852 US theaters for a global total of $379.1M since opening June 9.

Steven Caple Jr.’s $200M-budget sci-fi action flick – which scored 54% on Rotten Tomatoes – stars Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback, Ron Perlman, Peter Dinklage, Pete Davidson, and Michelle Yeoh.

No. 6 went to Universal Pictures’ $70M-budget CG-animated comedy Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken – which earned $5.3M from 3,400 US theaters for a global total of $12.8M in its opening weekend.

In seventh place was Walt Disney Studios’ $250M-budget live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, starring Halle Bailey, which received $5.15M from 2,430 US theaters for a global total of $526.1M since opening May 26.

No. 8 went to Warner Bros. Pictures’ $220M-budget DC superhero flick The Flash, starring Ezra Miller, which earned $5.15M from 2,718 US theaters for a global total of $245.4M since opening June 16.

In ninth place was Focus Features’ latest from Wes Anderson – the $25M-budget, star-studded Asteroid City – which earned $3.8M from 1,901 US theaters for a global total of $29.5M since opening June 16.

And taking the No. 10 spot was Walt Disney Studios’ $250M-budget Marvel three-quel Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 3, which received $1.8M from 1,165 US theaters for a global total of $833.7M since opening May 5.

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