“Terminator” Disappoints With Quiet Global Open

Terminator Disappoints With Quiet Global Open

The numbers are in and it looks like overseas won’t save the franchise this time. Paramount, Skydance and Disney’s “Terminator: Dark Fate” launched to a soft $72.9 million opening weekend from 48 international territories, coming on top of a rather dismal $29 million in North America.

Combined with first week grosses from where it opened early last week in some territories, the film’s worldwide haul now stands at $123 million, not good for a film that cost $185 million before global marketing and distribution fees. Even China, which has saved sci-fi blockbusters before, wasn’t much interested with a tepid $28 million start.

“Joker” meanwhile continues to be a major force overseas and currently sits at $934 million with the potential of it crossing the $1 billion marker likely. “Doctor Sleep” opened in some territories to solid numbers, while international is helping Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” which currently has amassed $383.2 million worldwide – around 75% of it from overseas.

Domestically “Harriet” had robust legs with a fourth-place debut with $12 million along with a rare A+ Cinemascore from audiences. Ed Norton’s “Motherless Brooklyn” fizzled with just $3.6 million and just barely cracking the top ten.

Source: Variety