Indy Makes a Huge Comeback with Skull

Indiana JonesVariety says the fourth film in the Indiana Jones franchise opened this past weekend to become the second biggest domestic Memorial Day opening on record (behind last year’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”). Indy raked in a cool $126 million over the weekend at U.S. theaters, with a combined $311.1 million worldwide.

“Crystal Skull” opened Thursday; its five-day domestic haul clocked in at an estimated $151.1 million, according to Rentrak.

Overseas, where it began rolling out Wednesday, “Crystal Skull” grossed $160 million through Monday. The weekend international take (through Sunday) of $146 million reps the fifth best international opening of all time.

“Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” held on at number 2, but had a sharp decline in numbers at $28.6 million. Iron Man continued it’s steady reign to gain $25.6 million over the long weekend at number 3.

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