“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” may have the longest title in the summer movie line up, but that did not deter audiences from making it the top film over the holiday weekend.
Traditionally the beginning of the summer movie season, Memorial Day weekend is a bonanza at the box office for Hollywood studios. This year’s big winner is clearly George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford as the fourth chapter in their archeologist adventure series finally hit screens.
Nineteen years after the last installment, Indiana Jones’ latest earned over $150 million dollar since its Thursday debut and a total of $126 over the weekend alone. The closest competitor was “Narnia” with its $28.6 million take.
The film has its work cut out for it as “Sex and the City: The Movie” arrives in theaters May 30. Look for Carrie and her pals to reign supreme over the nation’s theaters.
The Memorial Day box office top five:
1. “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” $126 million
2. “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,” $28.6 million
3. “Iron Man,” $25.6 million
4. “What Happens in Vegas,” $11.1 million
5. “Speed Racer,” $5.2 million
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