‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Bust Expectations and settles at $29 Million On Box Office. The collaboration of Linda Hamilton and James Cameron, yet again, was suspected of bringing alive the “Terminator” franchise. This, however, was not the case with “Terminator: Dark Fate.” The return of this dynamic duo after “Terminator: Judgement Day” did not enable them to keep up with the high hopes. It did manage to shoot past the box office but still “fizzles” in front of people’s expectations.
The Big Bust
The sixth installment of the Terminator franchise was able to bag only an approximate amount of $29 million. This was not considered so good, keeping in mind that the budget of the movie is about $180 million. This was their box office collection over the weekend.
The industry estimated that this movie would open with a box office collection of at least $30 million to $40 million. The expectations were that this film might cross the opening limit of “Terminator Genisys” of 2015. But instead, it is just in line with it. The global collection of the sixth installment amounts up to $101.9 million.
The Shattered Expectations
Terminator: Dark Fate was supposed to erase all its previous parts and take their place after Judgement Day. It wanted to make the audience forget about all the mishappenings with this Franchise. But instead, it ends up creating a brand new irritation for the audience.
It seems that the audience is seriously tired of this Franchise, after all. This is definitely not the kind of response Skydance Media, and Paramount wanted from the movie.
The movie scores fairly well in Rotten Tomatoes with 69%. This is considered to be the best for the Franchise since the release of “Rise Of Machines,” which also scored 69%. The score is probably the best factor to decide that the audience is not being supremely motivated by the “Terminator” factor anymore.
They just don’t feel that urge to go to the big screens to invest their time in this Franchise. Nowadays, when everything is available online, it is not going to be a surprise if the next installments are up for streaming.