Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny lost Disney more than 100 million


Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny did not produce the desired results, causing Disney to lose more than 100 million dollars.

Indiana Jones is one of the most beloved franchises in the history of cinema: the first three chapters of the saga are considered true masterpieces but the last two, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in 2008 and the recent Indiana Jones and the dial of destiny (2023), were less appreciated by audiences and critics. The latter, in particular, marked a big loss for Walt Disney Pictures: according to what Forbes reported, the film spent $134.2 million more on the making of the film than it earned. These numbers make the film a significant failure from a box office perspective.

The film, released last June, is famous for its spectacular train chase scene, in which a digitally rejuvenated Harrison Ford makes his appearance. This sequence alone represented a significant cost in the film's budget, in total it seems that as much as 79 million dollars were spent on post-production alone. The film's total cost then rose to a staggering $378.2 million for Walt Disney Pictures (which produced alongside Paramount Pictures and Lucasfilm). It's a shame that the profits obtained from the influx of the public into the theater did not even remotely repay the enormous expense.

The film, which we talked about in our review directly from the Cannes Film Festival where it was presented, tells the latest adventure of the famous adventurer archaeologist: Indiana Jones, this time accompanied by his goddaughter Helena, sets off in search of an ancient artifact invented by Archimedes. The artifact could even allow time travel. Directed by James Mangold, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny features, in addition to Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Kretschmann, Boyd Holbrook, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Toby Jones.