Official Guide to Indiana Jones

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
Rating PG PG PG-13
Budget $18 million $28 million $48 million
U.S. gross $245 million $180 million $197 million
Worldwide gross $384 million $333 million $495 million
Year setting 1936 1935 1938
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.


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