Indiana Jones Whips Up $311M

Blockbuster numbers in five-day opening
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted May 27, 2008 4:00 AM CDT
Harrison Ford with co-stars Karen Allen and Shia LaBeouf at the premiere of his new movie, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."   (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)
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(Newser) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull has struck it rich, racking up the most lucrative international opening of all time and the second highest US weekend box office take ever in a blockbuster weekend for the Steven Spielberg epic. The film grossed $151 million domestically and $160 million overseas, Variety reports. It's Paramount's second summer hit along with Iron Man.