Indiana Jones Whips the Competition


Indiana Jones proved he’s still got what it takes—at least in box office clout—as the latest film in the George Lucas-Steven Spielberg franchise, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, whipped the competition, with a box office total on track to be the second biggest Memorial Day movie opening ever. The film, which brings Harrison Ford back in the titular role alongside Cate Blanchett and Shia LaBeouf, brought in just over $125 million for the holiday weekend, putting it just behind Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, which had a Friday-through-Monday total of $139.8 million in 2007.

Following close behind were two other highly anticipated movies, including The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and Iron Man, with the second and third box office spots, bringing their totals to approximately $91 and $252 million, respectively. Not a bad start for this summer’s “blockbuster” season.

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