Box Office: 'Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate' Grosses $7.2 Million in Thursday Previews

Box Office: ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate’ Grosses $7.2 Million in Thursday Previews

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny it garnered a whopping $7.2 million in previews at the North American box office.

Disney and Lucasfilm’s hotly anticipated new installment in the action-adventure franchise is set to open to $65 million or more over the June 30-July 2 weekend before the July 4th holiday. The film’s preview receipts were on par Fast X ($7.5 million) and on Mission: Impossible – Fallout ($6 million).

The fifth and final chapter of the Indiana Jones the series once again returns Harrison Ford as the swashbuckling archaeologist. 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.)

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The film is the sequel to the 2008 one Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skullwhich posted a $100 million three-day debut 15 years ago.

Keeping the Nazi theme of the film series alive, Quadrant of DestinyThe plot 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.

Also opening on the fourth weekend before July is DreamWorks Animation’s Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken, which earned $725,000 in previews. The family film is expected to fly under the radar with a single-digit domestic opening.