“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” showed a a domestic gross of nearly $25 million dollars from 4,260 theaters on Thursday, according to Variety.
Looking to take advantage of the long Memorial Day holiday, Paramount decided to unspool the tentpole one day early and go out on Thursday, meaning a five-day opening. Par is distributing the film — which opened day-and-date around the globe — on behalf of George Lucas‘ Lucasfilm.
Toplining Harrison Ford, “Crystal Skull” marks the return of Spielberg’s classic action-adventure franchise to the bigscreen after nearly 20 years. Film has been tracking strongly, particularly among older adults.
This was the 4th best Thursday opening ever, following “Star Wars:Episode III”, ” The Matrix Reloaded”, and “Star Wars:Episode II”.