Tuesday, 27 May 2008

"It's not the mileage, it's the years"

Indy bashes the critics!

Not at all surprisingly "Indiana Jones" broke records across the domestic andglobal box-office this weekend.
It made a whopping $126 million during the four-day Memorial Day weekend making it the second biggest Memorial Day opening behind last year's "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" with $139 million.
In it's first five days, 'Skull' managed to rack up $151.1 million - the fifth highest first five-day gross of any film, and just $1 million shy of "Spider-Man 2".
Overseas, Indy4 made $160 million through Monday in its first weekend - making it the fifth biggest foreign opening weekend ever, just beating 'Revenge of the Sith'. It sits only behind the most recent 'Pirates,' 'Spider-Man' and 'Harry Potter' sequels along with 2006's "The Da Vinci Code".
This is all despite the harsh online reviews from trusted movie review websites and the subsequent advertising of these views in the UK press. It shows, once again, how flame proof the saga is despite outcrys against George Lucas' input to the strange direction that the plot took.

Thanks to Dark Horizons for the info.

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