‘Indiana Jones’ Shows Up Newbies During Decade’s Weakest Box Office
The most successful movie at the box office this weekend was originally released in 1981.
The weekend numbers were so dismal for theaters that the IMAX re-release of Indiana Jones’ first adventure, “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” had a stronger per-screen average than any of the 2012 films at the cinema, including a brand-new flick produced by and starring Bradley Cooper.
“Raiders of the Lost Ark” in IMAX made $1.7 million on just 267 screens, compared to the roughly 3,000 theaters each of the top four movies were available. That translates to a $6,460 per-screen average for the Steven…