Film Franchises: Indiana Jones Quadrilogy

Check out this week’s Film Franchise article over at That Moment In featuring the Indiana Jones Series. Tnx David!

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Over the years, many studios have tried to find ways to take the same idea that worked once, switch it around a bit and then re-market it as a sequel or even a remake.

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This week, let’s discuss a series that created an iconic movie character and brought back the kind of cliffhanger films that people loved from the 1930’s filled with lots of thrills and chills while having fun along the way. Of course, we’re talking about the Indiana Jones Quadrilogy.

Here’s a bit of stats about the 4 movies (Figures from BoxOffice Mojo)
Release YearBudgetOpening weekend grossTotal Domestic GrossTotal Worldwide Gross
Raiders of the Lost Ark1981$18M$8M$248M$390M
Temple of Doom1984$28M$25M$180M$333M
Last Crusade1989$48M$29M$197M$474M
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull2008$185M$100M$319M$787M

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