(Washington) The fifth installment in the acclaimed Indiana Jones saga got off to a flying start for its theatrical release, topping the North American box office by a wide margin, according to preliminary estimates on Sunday.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny raised $60 million in Canada and the United States this weekend, according to figures from specialist firm Exhibitor Relations.
Fifteen years after the fourth episode, Harrison Ford, 80, once again plays the famous archaeologist in one of the most anticipated family blockbusters of the year.
James Mangold took over as director from Steven Spielberg, who had previously directed all the strands since 1981.
Disney, which acquired the saga at the same time as Star Wars by acquiring Lucasfilm in 2012, has already warned that this will be the last appearance of Harrison Ford in one of the most significant roles of his long career.
In this new opus, actress Phœbe Waller-Bridge (from the Fleabag series) plays the goddaughter of Indiana Jones and does not hesitate to shake up the archaeologist, who has established himself as an emblematic character in popular culture.
On the second step of the podium, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse clings to its fifth week of operation, with 11.5 million dollars in revenue.
The film propels its hero, Miles Morales, the new face of Spider-Man, into a world made up of parallel dimensions (multiverse).
In third place, just behind, the animated film Elemental rakes in $11.3 million. This fantastic tale from the Pixar studio (Disney) places immigration in the background.
No Hard Feelings, Sony’s comedy with actress Jennifer Lawrence, remains in fourth place, with 7.5 million.
Finally, Paramount’s Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is amassing $7 million.
6– Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken (5,2 millions de dollars)
7– The Little Mermaid (5,2 millions)
8– The Flash (5 millions)
9– Asteroid City (3,8 millions)
10– Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (1,8 million)