'Insidious: The Red Door' Sinks 'Indiana Jones' With $32.7 Million Box Office Opening, Stalls For 'Joy Ride'

‘Insidious: The Red Door’ Sinks ‘Indiana Jones’ With $32.7 Million Box Office Opening, Stalls For ‘Joy Ride’

The big summer tentpoles continue to struggle at the domestic box office, where a horror film was defeated Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.

Insidious: The Red Door opened to an estimated $32.7 million win the weekend of July 7-9, beating Indy 5which dropped to No. 2 in its second release with an estimated $26.5 million.

The Red Door it outperformed despite weak reviews, marking the second-best opening of the series behind 2013’s Insidious: Chapter 2 ($40.3 million), not adjusted for inflation.

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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.

Quadrant of Destinyby Lucasfilm and Disney, tumbled more than 55 percent as it limped past the $100 million mark domestically to finish Sunday with $248 million in ticket sales worldwide.

The 4th of July sleeper coup Sound of Freedom, by Angel Studios, ranked third in North America with over $17 million. The conservative oriented film, which was funded by the public, is doing big business in America’s heartland and south. The film, which opened to strong numbers on July 4 after earning an A+ CinemaScore from audiences, closed on Sunday with a domestic tally of just under $40 million.

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

Ride of joy, from Lionsgate, finished in sixth place with a disappointing $5.9 million opening. The film, which was hoped to make between $7 million and $9 million, 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 has given up on DC and Warner Bros.’ The flash in terms of domestic ticket sales with a North American cume north of $109 million.

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