Marvel suffered one of its biggest setbacks this year upon the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, with the threequel bombing at the box office. Not only did it fail to surpass the $500 million mark, but the Peyton Reed-helmed venture completely obliterated trilogy records among the Ant-Man standalone films. A truly dismaying time for Disney.
As for the studio’s forthcoming Indiana Jones project, one can only hope it does better at the box office than Ant-Man 3 did, which it just might. Or at least that’s what the experts are saying. Someone has to put a cap on financial disasters after all.
Indiana Jones 5 is Predicted to Outshine Ant-Man 3‘s Box Office
Harrison Ford‘s last run as the iconic archaeologist is less than a month away from its silver-screen premiere, and if early reviews are anything to go by then the future of Indiana Jones 5 is looking bleak. At least critics didn’t seem all too thrilled about the latest installment in the long-standing franchise after its Cannes debut. But reports claim that the movie won’t be subjected to the same fate in terms of its box office reception.
As per predictions laid down by Box Office Pro, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is believed to churn more numbers in the domestic circuit than Disney’s latest flop, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania did.
During its paltry run at the cinemas, the Paul Rudd-led superhero film managed to amass merely $214.4 million domestically against an exorbitant budget of $200 million. In comparison, Indiana Jones 5 has been predicted to gross a minimum of $225 million at the domestic box office and about $380 million on the higher end.
What Does the Future of Indiana Jones 5 Behold?
If we look at the Indiana Jones franchise, the fourth installment in the swashbuckling film series has been the highest-grossing addition yet. The Steven Spielberg direction went on to earn somewhere around $790 million worldwide against a budget of $185 million, with its domestic collection standing high at $317.1 million.
While no other parts from the adventure saga have managed to fare as well as Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull did, they did bring in good enough numbers. So, if we’re to go by its previous track record, then Indiana Jones 5 might just end up having a decent run at the box office. Not to mention, Ford’s last hurrah as Indy seems to be reason enough to attract a significant number of people to the theatres.
“The prospect of a new chapter in the Indiana Jones saga has ignited fan excitement in the years since Lucasfilm announced they’d pursue the film,” the outlet behind the box office forecast states. Though early reviews from critics have stamped the reputation of James Mangold’s film with heavy disappointment, one should never underestimate the power of nostalgia.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny hits cinemas on June 30, 2023.
Source: Box Office Pro