Although Iron Man exceeded expectations and made $223 million in the U.S. so far (include world wide for over $436,131,318 ), Speed Racer (bomb) and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (an entertaining family adventure worthy of the standard set by its predecessor) both fell short of studio projections.
With Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull having opened today in Europe, it is hoping to break Spider-Man 3‘s all-time 3-day Memorial Day weekend record of $151.1 million.
FYI, Rotten Tomatoes says:
Consensus: Though the plot elements are certainly familiar, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull still delivers the thrills and Harrison Ford’s return in the title role is more than welcome.
With reviews being mixed, and so many people traveling with weekend, it should be interesting to see how much Indy grosses. My guess: it will NOT break Spidey’s record.