'Insidious: The Red Door' Earns $5 Million In Box Office Previews, 'Joy Ride' Earns $1.1 Million

Box Office: ‘Insidious 5’ Scares ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’ Over $30M Opening, Stalls for ‘Joy Ride’

Insidious: The Red Door it scared over $15 million at the Friday box office — including $5 million in Thursday previews — for an expected $30 million to $33 million opening in North America. The horror movie should now have no problem getting scared Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny and win the weekend.

Elsewhere, Lionsgate’s raunchy comedy Ride of joy is stalled in its domestic debut, while the film is conservative leaning Sound of Freedom continues to unleash fireworks after opening on July 4th.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny it’s dropping to No. 2 in its second outing in more bad news for the big-budget tentpole. The picture, by Lucasfilm and Disney, appears to be down 58 percent or more from $25 million to $28 million. This is the biggest decline in the series.

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Insidious: The Red Door is outperforming despite negative reviews. Toward the weekend, prerelease tracking suggested the fifth and final Insidious episode, directed by series star Patrick Wilson in his directorial debut, would earn $25 million or more. Screen Gems teamed up with Stage 6 Films and Blumhouse for the horror film, which reunites the original cast, including Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins and Andrew Astor.

Sound of Freedom, by Angel Studios, is expected to place third with $15 million or more. The crowdfunded film opened to huge numbers on July 4 after garnering an A+ CinemaScore from audiences.

Pixar and Disney Elementary will be held at no. 4, followed by Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse at number 5.

Ride of joy, of Lionsgate, is eyeing a disappointing $6 million domestic debut for a sixth-place finish, up from a hoped-for $7 million to $9 million. The film marks the second of several raunchy comedies to hit the summer box office as Hollywood tries to revive the genre.

From the manufacturers of Neighborhood and co-writer of Crazy Rich Asians, Ride of joy Ashley Park, Sherry Cola, Stephanie Hsu and Sabrina Wu play four unlikely friends who embark on a once-in-a-lifetime international adventure.

Other highlights of the weekend: Elementary it’s passing The flash in terms of internal earnings.

This story originally ran on July 7 at 8:21am.