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Terminator: Dark Fate Misfires with $29 Million at Domestic Box Office


The much-hyped Terminator: Dark Fate (Paramount Pictures) might have been one Terminator movie too many, as the film brought in just $29 million from 4,086 theaters this weekend. While that was good enough for first place at the domestic box office, it’s not much more than the $27 million the last film, Terminator Genisys, opened with in July of 2015. North American audiences gave the film a B+ CinemaScore (read our review).

Said to have cost $185 million to produce, the Tim Miller-directed Terminator: Dark Fate fared better overseas, where the film brought in $72.9 million from 48 markets and is up to $94.6 million. The worldwide total is now $123.6 million. The Walt Disney Studios distributed the movie internationally, except for in China, where it was released by Tencent Pictures. Produced by James Cameron and David Ellison, Terminator: Dark Fate stars Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, and Diego Boneta.

In second place domestically, Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow’s Joker added $13.9 million and has grossed $299.6 million after five weeks. Internationally, the Todd Phillips-directed film earned $37 million in 79 markets, to bring its overseas total to $634.4 million and global sum to $934 million. Joker was made for $55 million and stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

Third place belonged to Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, which earned $12.2 million its third weekend and has now made $84.3 million in North America. The sequel also brought in $40.5 million from 56 international markets, for an overseas total of $298.9 million and worldwide total of $383.2 million. Mistress of Evil stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Ed Skrein, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville.

Focus Features’ Harriet, starring Cynthia Erivo as Harriet Tubman, impressed with $12 million from 2,059 theaters in fourth place at the domestic box office. The film received a great A+ CinemaScore from audiences. Directed by Kasi Lemmons, Harriet also stars Leslie Odom Jr., Janelle Monáe, Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles, and Clarke Peters.

Harriet Photos Featuring Cynthia Erivo

United Artists Releasing and MGM’s animated comedy The Addams Family rounded out the top five with $8.5 million and has grossed $85.3 million domestically in four weeks. The film added $25.9 million this weekend internationally as well and is up to $44 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $129.3 million. Directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan, The Addams Family voice cast includes Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Bette Midler, Allison Janney, Elsie Fisher, and Snoop Dogg playing IT.

Dropping down two spots to sixth was Sony Pictures’ Zombieland: Double Tap, which grossed $7.4 million and has now earned $59.3 million after three weeks. Internationally, the movie took in $7 million from 45 markets for an international total of $27.8 million and worldwide sum of $87.1 million. Directed by Ruben Fleischer, Double Tap was made for $42 million and stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone, Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch, and Luke Wilson.

In seventh place, horror thriller Countdown (STXfilms) collected $5.9 million and is up to $17.8 million after two weeks. The film has also earned $3.7 million overseas. The Justin Dec movie stars Elizabeth Lail, Talitha Bateman, Peter Facinelli, P.J Byrne, Jordan Calloway, and Tichina Arnold.

Screen Gems action thriller Black and Blue, starring Naomie Harris and Tyrese Gibson, added $4.1 million its second weekend in the eighth spot and has earned $15.4 million. Directed by Deon Taylor, the $12 million-budgeted film also stars Frank Grillo, Mike Colter, Reid Scott, Beau Knapp, and Nafessa Williams.

Motherless Brooklyn (Warner Bros. Pictures) and Arctic Dogs (Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures) also opened in ninth and tenth place, with the former earning $3.7 million from 1,342 theaters and the latter taking in $3.1 million from 2,844 theaters.

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Mirko Parlevliet
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.


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