Monday, May 26, 2008

You Call Him "Dr. Jones" Doll !!!

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Director Steven Spielberg's "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull" scooped up $311 million in global box office sales through the US long weekend.

The PG-13 adventure starring actor Harrison Ford reprising his role as a whip-cracking archaeologist earned $151.1 million in the US/Canada from Thursday to Monday and $143 million overseas, not including Monday.

Nearly a third of the domestic audience was made up of parents with their children, according to Rob Moore, president of Paramount Worldwide Distribution.

"Adults really drove this opening, " Moore said.

"This is one of their favorite franchises and they couldn't wait to take their kids with them."

The budget was reportedly $185 million, with Ford, Spielberg and executive producer George Lucas—deferring upfront fees for a greater share of backend profits.

The combined "Indiana Jones" films have earned $1.2 billion worldwide.

"It's been a pretty good month," Moore said.

"We started the month with "Iron Man" and finished with "Indiana Jones"..."