‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ flopped at the box office this weekend as it brought just $29 million. The audiences have rejected the Terminator movies. The sixth installment in the “Terminator” franchise fell significantly short of expectations in North America.
Sci-fic squel though managed to top the weekend box office charts. The $185 million budgeted saw a very disappointing start domestically. Terminator 6 was expected to grab over $40 million during its first three days.
From overseas markets, Dark Fate collected another $72.9 million for a worldwide start of $102 million. Paramount’s film started off in a handful of international markets last weekend. The film reunited series creator James Cameron with leading stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton for the first Terminator movie since Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991).
While Focus Feature’s Harriet outperformed the forecast as it brought in an estimated $12 million from the debut weekend.
Among the holdovers, Joker got the advantange from Halloween and held steady at No. 2 position in the box office charts. The film just dipped around 29% to $13.6 million in its fifth weekend. Warner Bros.’ film has gathered massive $299 million in North America and $934 million worldwide. Joaquin Phoenix’s super-villain flick is on track to eclipse the $1 billion mark globally.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil rounded out the top five. Maleficent sequel also profited from the spooky spirit, landing in third with $12 million. After three weeks of release, Angelina Jolie’s film has made $84 million domestically and $299 million globally. While The Addams Family brought in over $8 million to take its domestic tally to $85 million.