If You Don't Think Dial of Destiny Was a Flop, Here's All Proof You Need

If You Don't Think Dial of Destiny Was a Flop, Here's All Proof You Need
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Disney is still trying to make money from the movie.


  • There have been many top-tier premieres this year, some of which haven't performed well.
  • Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is 2023's biggest flop.
  • Disney will soon try to utilize the film again.

When the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, the world seemed to be put on hold as millions of people were mandated to stay home. Hollywood was no exception to this regulation, which is why there were so few productions in 2021. Perhaps in a bid to make up for the lack of spectacle, studios have flooded us with content in recent years. 2023 stands out in this regard.

This year has seen a surge of top-tier premieres. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, The Little Mermaid, Oppenheimer, Barbie, Across the Spiderverse – these are just a few names from the list of 2023 releases. And arguably, these five are the most financially successful movies of the year. But 2023 has experienced a number of flops as well.

As usual, DC's films struggled the most this year. The studio's The Flash and Blue Beetle barely recouped their huge budgets. However, the biggest flop of 2023 is Disney's Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. If you still doubt that, here's ample proof.

Indiana's Swan Song

Released at the end of June, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny had a three-week run before the much-anticipated Barbenheimer premiere, giving it plenty of time to pile up cash at the box office. However, the fifth and final installment in the popular franchise proved completely unimpressive and failed to attract audiences.

Following the titular character on his last mission to save the Earth, the Dial of Destiny revolves around the namesake artifact capable of finding fissures in time to travel through. Spanning a total of over twenty-five years – back and forth from the 1940s and 1960s, the film attempted to explore too many topics, including more serious matters like the Vietnam War and its impact on American society.

Viewers didn't appreciate the sudden gravity of the usually light-hearted franchise. Consequently, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny didn't perform well at the box office, grossing some $384 million on a $300 million budget. That alone makes it an utter flop, but there's another sign.

Streaming Release

It's been less than half a year, but Disney has already slated the fifth movie for a release on its streaming platform Disney+. Apparently, the studio wants to milk the Indiana Jones cow a little longer. This way, the company won't be making any money directly from The Dial of Destiny, but it's a chance to use this flop of a movie and profit from it.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny will be available on Disney+ starting with 1st December.

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