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Indiana Jones 5’s $100M Box Office Bomb Means Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Movie Plan Can’t Fail

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is a box office failure, and its performance means Lucasfilm's Star Wars movie plan cannot fail now. Lucasfilm brought back Harrison Ford's Indiana Jones for a final adventure in 2023 with the expectation that James Mangold's movie would end the franchise on a high note. Reality set in once Indiana Jones 5 premiered to negative reviews, and while its Rotten Tomatoes score improved over time, the movie's box office never fully recovered from an underwhelming opening weekend. It also did not help that Lucasfilm allowed the budget to balloon to around $300 million reportedly.

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