Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny opens in over 600 screens across Australia
This weekend, the Australian box office made $15,701,372, up 22% from last week’s $12,837,312.
Harrison Ford returned for one last ride in Walt Disney’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. The film, which reportedly cost well over USD300 million to make, debuted at the Australian box office in the number one spot, bringing in $4.9 million nationally and USD130 million globally.
Given that 2008’s Kingdom of the Crystal Skull brought in over USD700 million, it was a soft opening for the fifth and final instalment of the Indiana Jones franchise. However, the film runs for two hours and 34 minutes, making history as the longest film of the Indy flicks.
For its first second week in cinemas, Paramount’s Transformers: Rise of the Beasts took $3.5 million. Starring Hamilton Broadway alum Anthony Ramos and Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh, Rise of the Beasts follows 2018’s Bumblebee, down 39%.
Given it’s now the school holidays in most states of Australia, families took to the cinemas to watch Walt Disney’s Elemental. Coming in at number two for its third week, the fiery animation recorded $2 million nationally, up 45%.
Coming in fourth for its fifth weekend at the box office was Sony’s Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. Still going strong, the Marvel animation brought in $1.7 million nationally, down 16%.
For its second weekend at the box office, Sony’s No Hard Feelings came in fifth. The Jennifer Lawrence-led comedy recorded $1.3 million, down 22%.
Falling out of the top five this weekend was Walt Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Warner Bros’ The Flash, Forum Distribution’s Carry on Jatta 3 (debut), Midndblowing’s Satyaprem Ki Katha (debut) and Walt Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3.
#1 Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny – $4,907,594
Daredevil archaeologist Indiana Jones (Ford) races against time to retrieve a legendary dial that can change the course of history. Accompanied by his goddaughter, Helena (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), he soon finds himself squaring off against Jürgen Voller (Mads Mikkelsen), a former Nazi who works for NASA. The film grossed $4,907,594, averaging $8,152 over 602 screens.
#2 Transformers: Rise of the Beasts – $2,190,534
Optimus Prime and the Autobots take on their biggest challenge yet. When a new threat capable of destroying the entire planet emerges, they must team up with a powerful faction of Transformers known as the Maximals to save Earth. The film grossed $2,190,534, averaging $5,356 over 409 screens.
#3 Elemental – $2,027,215
Elemental journeys alongside an unlikely pair, Ember (Leah Lewis) and Wade (Mamoudou Athie), in a city where fire, water, land and air residents live together. The fiery young woman and the go-with-the-flow guy are about to discover something elemental: how much they actually have in common. The film grossed $2,027,215, averaging $5,539 over 366 screens.
#4 Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse – $1,766,634
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse follows Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), who is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters the Spider Society, a team of Spider-People charged with protecting the Multiverse’s very existence. The film grossed $1,766,634, averaging $4,472 over 439 screens.
#5 No Hard Feelings – $1,345,899
On the brink of losing her childhood home, a desperate woman (Lawrence) agrees to date a wealthy couple’s introverted and awkward 19-year-old son (Andrew Barth Feldman). However, he proves to be more of a challenge than she expected, and time is running out before she loses it all. The film grossed $1,345,899, averaging $4,486 over 300 screens.