A wise man once said that in order to really understand something, sometimes all you have to do is make a pie chart. And while we don’t have a way to make a pie chart to help you understand the Indiana Jones trilogy, we have come up with this pretty cool regular-style chart to help put things into perspective.
Check it out below and be amazed. And heck, you may just learn something.
|Radiers of the Lost Ark||Temple of Doom||The Last Crusade|
|Release date||June 12, 1981||May 23, 1984||May 24, 1989|
|Budget||$18 million||$28 million||$48 million|
|U.S. gross||$245 million||$180 million||$197 million|
|Worldwide gross||$384 million||$333 million||$495 million|
|Artifact being sought||Ark of the Covenant||Shankara Stones||Holy Grail|
|Villains||Nazis||Thuggee Cult||Nazis again|
|Lead bad guy||Dr. Rene Belloq||Mola Ram||Walter Donovan|
|Love Interest||Marion Ravenwood||Willie Scott||Elsa Schneider|
|Sidekick||Marion Ravenwood||Short Round||Henry Jones, Sr.|
|Opening sequence||Searching for sacred Idol in South America||Night club in Shanghai||Young Indiana Jones in the Utah desert|
|Creepy crawly||Snakes in the Well of the Souls||Bugs in the catacombs||Rats in Venice|
|Coolest booby trap||Weight-senisitive idol display||Shrinking room with spikes||The Breath of God (leads to beheading)|
|Coolest chase||Horse following Nazi truck||Mine cart||Horse following Nazi tank|
|Coolest gross-out moment||Melting faces||Tearing out of heart||Instant aging by drinking from non-Holy grail|
|How Indy beat his opponent in one-on-one combat||Chopped up by propeller||Ground down by rock crusher||Swan dive off a cliff in a tank|
Chart data compiled by Kevin Carr.