Box Office: 'Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny' Up for $60 Million - $70 Million Debut

Box Office: ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’ Up for $60 Million – $70 Million Debut

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny hopes to set off the first 4th of July fireworks at the nationwide box office.

Disney and 20th Century’s hotly anticipated next installment in the action-adventure franchise is set to open to $60 million to $70 million over the weekend of June 30 to June 2, according to advance tracking. This is on par with Mission: Impossible – Fallout AND There is no time to dieand those films didn’t have to face such a crowded market.

The fifth and final installment of the legendary 20th century series once again brings Harrison Ford back as the swashbuckling archaeologist Indiana Jones.

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The 80-year-old actor stars alongside Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, John Rhys-Davies, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, Ethann Isidore and Mads Mikkelsen in the film directed by James Mangold. (Steven Spielberg directed each of the previous four Indy films.)

The film is the sequel to the 2008 one Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which had a $100 million three-day debut 15 years ago. (Tracking is often on the conservative side. Plus, Disney’s marketing machine still has time to pick up interest Quadrant of Destiny.)

Indiana Jones 5 aired just weeks after its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in France, where it screened out of competition. A victorious Ford, along with the rest of the cast and Mangold, gleefully paraded down the most famous red carpet in the world.

Keeping the Nazi theme of the film series alive, the story revolves around an ancient device pursued by Jones and a villain played by Mikkelsen.

Indiana Jones 5 is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel, with Spielberg and George Lucas as executive producers.

John Williams, who scored every Indiana Jones movie from the original Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981, he once again composed the score.