Terminator Dark Fate landed in first place with collection over $40 million its first three days
LOS ANGELES: Terminator: Dark Fate shot past box office competition but still fell short of expectations as Paramount and Skydance Media’s sci-fi sequel debuted to $29 million in North America.
Though the sixth installment in the Terminator franchise landed in first place on domestic box office charts, the results are less than promising given the film’s $185 million budget. Heading into the weekend, the movie was expected to collect over $40 million during its first three days in theaters. Those figures seemed attainable since reviews were strong and audience sentiment was overwhelmingly positive.
Dark Fate reunites series creator James Cameron with stars Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger for the first Terminator movie since 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day. They were joined by new cast members Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, and Gabriel Luna. In this installment, Sarah Connor (Hamilton) must protect a young girl from a deadly new Terminator from the future. Tim Miller (Deadpool) directed from a screenplay by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Blade), Justin Rhodes and Billy Ray.