Box Office: Green Kingdom
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Despite being the slowest Memorial Day weekend at the box office in over five years, Steven Spielberg’s new franchise blockbuster cleaned up, grossing a commendable $127 million in four days and $152 million since its Thursday debut. That’s fat cash for the ancient franchise, which had its last installment in 1989 with Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The awkwardly titled Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull flushed the competition, with the weekend’s number two film grossing only $30 million. That film, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, has disappointed at the ticket booth, proving far less successful than its predecessor. With Speed Racer‘s crash and burn two weeks ago, the marketplace doesn’t have the depth it typically does at Memorial Day. Look for that to change on May 30 when Sex and the City hits theatres and Indy scores a respectable drop in his second outing.