Check This Out: Classic Indiana Jones Trilogy Trailers
by Alex Billington
May 23, 2008
If you're in need of one final reason to see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull this weekend or just need a reminder regarding how awesome Indiana Jones is at least in the classic sense, then we've got some trailers for you. As part of the final few days of Indiana Jones Week, we're sharing all three of the classic trailers for the original Indiana Jones trilogy. These are just plain fun to watch and great ways to remind you, in about six minutes total, how brilliant and enjoyable Indiana Jones has always been since the beginning. If you're about to head to the theater to catch the new Indy, then fire these up as a quick precursor before the newest adventure.
Trailers have definitely improved over time, but I will say it's very nostalgic to watch these and be reminded of a time when movies like Last Crusade weren't even out. What was it like anticipating the release of that film instead of Kingdom of a Crystal Skull? Was everyone wondering whether it would live up to the first two? How long did it take after the release of the first three for them to become remembered as the classic trilogy - was it instant or did it take a few years?
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Released in Theaters on June 12th, 1981
Production Budget: $18 Million
Opening Weekend Box Office: $8.3 Million in 1078 Theaters
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Released in Theaters on May 23rd, 1984
Production Budget: $28 Million
Opening Weekend Box Office: $25.3 Million in 1687 Theaters
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Released in Theaters on May 24th, 1989
Production Budget: $48 Million
Opening Weekend Box Office: $29.3 Million in 2327 Theaters
And of course, the last trailer for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull can be found right here. Now that the movie is officially out and the anticipation is at its peak, we hope you've enjoyed one of our last features as part of Indiana Jones Week. It's this kind of excitement that keeps us running every day. And if you have already seen Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and care to voice your opinion, you can do so on the Sound Off.