TERMINATOR: DARK FATE Bombs at Box-Office – Could Lose $100M
Producer James Cameron and Deadpool director Tim Miller’s Terminator: Dark Fate blasted into a theater near you this past Friday. And today we’ve learned via Variety that the series might not be back any time soon as the most recent installment fell flat at the box office and stands to be a big money loser for Paramount, Skydance and Disney.
The sixth entry opened to a weak $29 million in North America and $102 million overseas. This is evidently disappointing af considering the film sports a budget of $185 million-plus $80 million to $100 million in global marketing and distribution fees.
In fact, unless the flick holds up exceptionally strong in the coming weeks, the movie could lose $100 million theatrically.
This new film kicks off in Mexico City when a newly modified liquid Terminator — the Rev-9 model — arrives from the future to kill a young factory worker named Dani Ramos. Also sent back in time is Grace, a hybrid cyborg human who must protect Ramos from the seemingly indestructible robotic assassin. But the two women soon find some much-needed help from a pair of unexpected allies — seasoned warrior Sarah Connor and the T-800 Terminator.
Tim Miller directed Terminator: Dark Fate from a screenplay written by David Goyer, Justin Rhodes, and Billy Ray based on a story by James Cameron, Charles H. Eglee, and Josh Friedman based on characters created by Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd. Cameron produced this newest entry along with David Ellison and it stars Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, and Diego Boneta.
It is now playing at a theater near you.