Neither the long-awaited return of Linda Hamilton nor James Cameron to the Terminator franchise will save "The Dark Destiny" from a box office crash.
After the disastrous opening of "The Twins Man" at Paramount in October, the studio received its second big office bomb the weekend with the grim opening of "Terminator: The Dark Destiny." The new version of Paramount was expected to open at $ 40 million, but only raised $ 29 million in the US and $ 102 million under oversight, which means the international box office the movie will not be enough to save him is the feedback and much-publicized return of James Cameron and Linda Hamilton to the franchise, The Dark Destiny barely opened above the contemptible 2015 Terminator Genisys ($ 27 million in the US).
Dark Fate cost $ 185 million to produce Variety reports that the film's marketing and distribution budget is in the range of $ 80 million and $ 100 million, which means the film will need to gross over $ 450 million to realize profit. By comparison, Genisys earned $ 440 million worldwide in 2015 after opening at the same margin. Box office analysts say the diversity of the Dark Destiny is targeting a global gross gross of between $ 180 million and $ 200 million, which would result in a loss of $ 100 million or more.
One saving grace behind the Terminator: Dark Fate bombing at the box office is that it's funded by Paramount, Skydance and Disney (via 20th Century Fox), so the movie's losses will be distributed between the studios and will not only be accumulated on Paramount. If the Dark Destiny quickly falls into the treasury, it could even reach losses of or over $ 120 million. Box office analysts tell Variety that the movie can't even make $ 70 million in US box office.
Between "Gemini Man" and "Dark Destiny", Paramount has a rough time in the autumn currant. The Gemini man is expected to lose Paramount at least $ 60 million. Both films join Warner Bros. 'Golden Fishery like the biggest bombs of the fall season.
The Dark Destiny was supposed to be the studio's main fallen hat and was hailed by critics as the best "Terminator" Comes out of Cameron's first sequel "T2: Day of Judgment. "Based on these opening weekend numbers, it seems that overall interest in the Terminator franchise has declined. For more information on this weekend's total box office, read IndieWire's full analysis here.