|Jun 12, 1981||Raiders of the Lost Ark||$20,000,000||$8,305,823||$225,686,079||$367,452,079|
|May 23, 1984||Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom||$28,000,000||$25,337,110||$179,880,271||$333,080,271|
|May 24, 1989||Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade||$48,000,000||$37,031,573||$197,171,806||$474,171,806|
|May 22, 2008||Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull||$185,000,000||$100,137,835||$317,101,119||$786,635,413|
Box Office History for Indiana Jones Movies
|May 13, 2008||Raiders of the Lost Ark||$23,249,316||$23,249,316|
|May 13, 2008||Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom||$23,317,323||$23,317,323|
|May 13, 2008||Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade||$23,207,690||$23,207,690|
|Oct 14, 2008||Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull||$117,107,120||$117,107,120|
Our DVD and Blu-ray sales estimates are based on weekly retail surveys, which we use to build a weekly market share estimate for each title we are tracking. The market share is converted into a weekly sales estimate based on industry reports on the overall size of the market, including reports published in Home Media Magazine.
For example, if our weekly retail survey estimates that a particular title sold 1% of all units that week, and the industry reports sales of 1,500,000 units in total, we will estimate 15,000 units were sold of that title. The consumer spending estimate is based on the average sales price for the title in the retailers we survey.
We refine our estimates from week to week as more data becomes available. In particular, we adjust weekly sales figures for the quarter once the total market estimates are published by the Digital Entertainment Group. Figures will therefore fluctuate each week, and totals for individual titles can go up or down as we update our estimates.
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September 3rd, 2017
The Mummy came out this summer and was supposed to kick off Universal’s Dark Universe franchise. In fact, Universal had announced about a dozen films in the franchise, at least one of which had a release date, but no star. Then the reviews started coming out. For a short time, The Mummy was the worst wide release of the summer. It bombed domestically and even though it did a lot better internationally, it still failed to pay for its nearly $200 million production budget. Was is unfairly attacked by critics? Or does Universal need to rethink their plans for a Dark Universe?
January 5th, 2015
Something weird has happened. I have nothing to review. This is partially due to the holidays and I suspect next week will be busier. However, in the meantime I didn't want to have nothing to review this week, so I thought I would do a Weird Al Yankovic double-shot, as two of his films had new home market releases recently. The first of these is...
December 16th, 2013
It's a busy week with eight or so first-run releases. (It depends on if you count the The Sound of Music Live! as a first-run release.) However, none of them were big hits at the box office. Some of them made enough money to break even sometime on the home market, others struggled more than that, but none were breakout hits. Some of these are still worth picking up. For others, there's a reason they struggled. There are also a few TV on DVD releases this week that are worth picking up, as well as a few limited releases that are strong. All in all, it's a good week on the home market with many DVD and Blu-rays that are worth picking up, some of which I'm looking forward to reviewing... when they show up. This time of year, getting screeners on time tends to be a little harder. I think Burn Notice: Season Seven is the top selection, but I'll have to wait for the screener to make sure. On a side note, next Tuesday is Christmas eve, so there won't be a DVD and Blu-ray Release report. There's only four films worth talking about anyway, so I'm including them on this list. Of next week's films, More Than Honey on DVD or Blu-ray is the Pick of Next Week.
September 22nd, 2013
Last week I unveiled our new People Records section and talked about some of top performers across different types of acting, from the blockbusting superstars to the unsung heroes, to the cameo kings and queens. We've added some more charts to the record section this week, this time covering technical roles, and once more there's a lot of data to be mined.
July 3rd, 2013
The top five of the Blu-ray sales chart this week were nearly all new releases, including the first place Blu-ray, A Good Day Die Hard. This film sold 316,000 units and generated $5.86 million for an opening week Blu-ray share of 58%. That's an excellent Blu-ray share, but the film missed expectations pretty much everywhere else. Meanwhile, the Legacy Box Set placed eighth with 17,000 units / $667,000.
March 30th, 2013
Willow came out 25 years ago. It was a fantasy epic that cost $50 million to make and was written by George Lucas, who was coming off of Star Wars and Indiana Jones. It was directed by Ron Howard, who hadn't yet had any monster hits, but both Splash and Cocoon were very profitable and well received. This film had high expectations. It didn't live up to them. Its reviews were merely mixed and it came nowhere near becoming the $100 million hit like a lot of people thought it would. Now that 25 years have passed and the expectations are not there, does it work? Or would it have failed to find an audience even with lowered expectations?
Note: This list contains actors who appeared in at least two movies in the franchise.
|Harrison Ford||4||Indiana Jones||$1,961,339,569||$9,703,243,775||20.2%|
|Pat Roach||3||Giant Sherpa/1st Mechanic||$1,174,704,156||$1,916,724,072||61.3%|
|Karen Allen||2||Marion Ravenwood||$1,154,087,492||$1,941,924,933||59.4%|
|Denholm Elliott||2||Marcus Brody||$841,623,885||$1,089,115,556||77.3%|
|Ted Grossman||2||Peruvian Porter||$841,623,885||$1,684,785,422||50.0%|
Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least two movies in the franchise.
|Steven Spielberg||4||Director (4)||$1,961,339,569||$23,000,254,730||8.5%|
Executive Producer (2)
Second Unit Director (2)
|John Williams||4||Composer (4)||$1,961,339,569||$25,722,683,715||7.6%|
Executive Producer (4)
Story Creator (4)
Character Creator (1)
Supervising Film Editor (1)
Sound Designer (4)
Re-recording Mixer (2)
Supervising Sound Editor (1)
Associate Producer (1)
|Douglas Slocombe||3||Cinematographer (3)||$1,174,704,156||$1,538,077,305||76.4%|
Supervising Sound Editor (2)
Dialogue Editor (1)
Executive Producer (1)
Associate Producer (1)
|Elliot Scott||2||Production Designer (2)||$807,252,077||$1,159,296,615||69.6%|
|Michael D. Moore||2||Second Unit Director (2)||$700,532,350||$700,532,350||100.0%|
|David Tomblin||2||Assistant Director (2)||$841,623,885||$2,337,197,138||36.0%|
|Anthony Powell||2||Costume Designer (2)||$807,252,077||$1,166,789,965||69.2%|
|Peter Howitt||2||Set Decorator (2)||$807,252,077||$2,097,244,905||38.5%|
Stunt Coordinator (1)
Second Unit Director (1)
Story Creator (1)
Character Creator (1)
|Ron Beck||2||Costume Supervisor (2)||$807,252,077||$2,535,523,321||31.8%|
|Gary Summers||2||Re-recording Mixer (2)||$807,252,077||$11,300,257,616||7.1%|
|Tom Smith||2||Makeup (2)||$700,532,350||$1,273,237,429||55.0%|
|Ken Fischer||2||Sound Effects Editor (2)||$807,252,077||$6,562,215,065||12.3%|
|Teresa Eckton||2||Sound Effects Editor (2)||$807,252,077||$6,417,550,691||12.6%|
|Ken Wannberg||2||Music Editor (2)||$807,252,077||$7,896,421,462||10.2%|
|Peter Robb-King||2||Make up (2)||$807,252,077||$2,535,205,652||31.8%|
|Colin Jamison||2||Hairstylist (2)||$807,252,077||$3,255,800,960||24.8%|