The final instalment in the iconic franchise debuted at Number 1 at the UK & Ireland Box Office, taking £7.14M ($9.04M) (including previews), making this the 5th biggest opening of 2023.
Monday, July 3: Lucasfilm’s ‘INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY’ secured the No.1 spot in the UK & Ireland box office in its opening weekend. This marks the 5th biggest opening weekend for a film in 2023, including previews, with a market share of 43%. The film opened in UK cinemas on June 28.
The globe-trotting film also opened number one across, France, Germany, Spain and Italy; taking the title of the biggest opening of 2023 in Finland, Denmark and Greece.
The film currently sits on 88% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, with critical review highlights below:
“a terrific thrill ride” 4 stars - Total Film
“a real joy in seeing him back” 4 stars - Empire
“Harrison Ford’s final adventure will bring fans to tears” 4 stars - The I
“one final great outing” 4 stars - Radio Times
Harrison Ford returns to the role of the legendary hero archaeologist for this highly anticipated final installment of the iconic franchise-- a big, globe-trotting, rip-roaring cinematic adventure. Starring along with Ford are Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”), Antonio Banderas (“Pain and Glory”), John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Shaunette Renée Wilson (“Black Panther”), Thomas Kretschmann (“Das Boot”), Toby Jones (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”), Boyd Holbrook (“Logan”), Olivier Richters (“Black Widow”), Ethann Isidore (“Mortel”) and Mads Mikkelsen (“Another Round”). Directed by James Mangold (“Le Mans ‘66,” “Logan”) and written by Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth and David Koepp and James Mangold, based on characters created by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman, the film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel, with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas serving as executive producers. John Williams, who has scored each Indy adventure since the original Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981, has once again composed the score.
“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” Opened in Cinemas Wednesday June 28
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