Insidious : The Red Door looks to be taking down Indiana Jones at the weekend box office with an expected $31 million weekend against Indy’s $28 million.
Numbers have begun rolling in for this mid-summer weekend and as expected Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is looking to drop the 60% we predicted on Thursday. If this number holds, it would be a 5% greater decline than the 2008 Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull which may not seem like much but consider that Skull opened with over $100 million. Crystal Scull was able to earn over $44 million when it dropped to number two in its second weekend to Sex & the City , while Dial Of Destiny will only manage to make $28 million its second weekend.
If Indy can maintain its pole position, it’s because horror films are usually front-loaded. Insidious The Red Door may be able to win the Friday box-office battle but lose the box-office war over the weekend when more families flock to the theaters to see Indiana Jesse throughout weekend. Right now, the Patrick Wilson-directed
Insidious : The Red Door is tracking to do about $31 million. This is based on a franchise high $5 million in Thursday pre-releases and a $15.2million Friday. Even if the film is a second place finisher (it won’t be, it will win) this is still an impressive opening weekend for a movie with a budget under $16 million. This is especially true for a 5th film in a horror series. I don’t remember Dominion, Prequel to The Exorcist or Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers pulling in such numbers! The tagline for the latest installment is “It ends where it all began” hinting at the end of this storyline. However, fans need not worry as the spin-off film: Thread : An Insidious tale is in development and Mandy Moore will star. The independent film Sound of Freedom-, with an estimated weekend of $15,000 million, appears to be in third place. The film is based on a real story that tackles the serious subject of child sex exploitation. It is produced by Angel Studios. With a 99% score from audiences, it is clear they are enjoying the film. Fourth is now a musical chair act between Elemental
(4th) and Spider-Man Across The Spider-Verse (5th), as it appears that the Pixar movie will finally finish atop of the web slinger, with an estimated $8.5 against
Spider-Man $7.5. Of course Spider-Man currently has about $250 million more than Elemental at the domestic box office, but that is still pretty good news for a film that had the second worst opening in the history of the studio.Falling out the top five is Joy Ride, the new R rated comedy from first time director Adele Lim (who co-penned 2018’s hit Crazy Rich Asians) with what is looking like a sub $6 million opening. The film has received positive reviews (currently a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes), but audiences seem to be avoiding it. This film was not funny. It tried too hard to be funny. You can read my full review. This weekend is the calm before the storm. Next week, the much-anticipated (and already critically acclaimed)
Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning part 1, will be released. Then the next week, Barbenheimer-will open. Both Barbie-andOppenheimer-
are expected to have solid box office numbers. What do you think of Indiana’s sharp decline in the second week? Was it to be expected or did you hope to see a bigger turn out for Indy’s final adventure? Let us know what you think in the comments. Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for a complete rundown of this week’s box-office numbers.