Spielberg Is Bringing Us “Indiana Jones” Number Five -
Steven Spielberg is still keeping as busy as ever.
Besides getting ready to deliver an adaptation of the Broadway classic “West Side Story” we are going to get a fifth installment of the “Indiana Jones” franchise. And not to waste time. He is working on both projects now.
Casting for West Side Story” begins this week, while the Indy movie will hit theaters first. For “WSS,” new lyrics will be translated by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
And in case you’re wondering… Harrison Ford will be returning in his signature role for “Indy”.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
1. Maze Runner: The Death Cure - $23.5 million
2. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - $16.4 million
3. Hostiles - $10.2 million
4. The Greatest Showman - $9.5 million
5. The Post - $8.9 million
Maze Runner: The Death Cure has ended the three-week reign of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at the box office. The third and final Maze Runner opened at number-one with $23.5 million. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle dropped to second with $16.4 million, raising its total to $338.1 million.
After going into wide release, Hostiles landed in third with $10.2 million. The period drama stars Christian Bale.
The Greatest Showman climbed from fifth to fourth with $9.5 million.
The Post went from fourth to fifth with $8.9 million.
After receiving a leading 13 Oscar nominations last week, The Shape of Water rocketed from 16th to eight with $5.7 million.
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