The 'Terminator' franchise isn't dead after all

China to the rescue!

Published Tue, Aug 25 2015 12:12 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:04 PM CST

Despite some solid pre-release hype, the worst casualty of the packed 2015 summer blockbuster season was undoubtedly the fifth film in the 'Terminator' franchise; 'Genisys' which failed to crack $90m in the U.S. domestic market (to illustrate how bad this is, the $29m dollar comedy sequel 'Pitch Perfect 2' grossed double in the U.S.) and combined with international market grosses generated a total take of $352 million worldwide. From a production budget of $155 million, this was a disappointing figure and after advertising, probably leaves the film with a very slender profit margin. But then something amazing, but not entirely unforeseen happened: China.

The 'Terminator' franchise isn't dead after all |

According to Forbes, the film took an amazing $27.4 million haul on it's first day alone in the Chinese market and conservative estimates have it making at least $100m. This is a crucial outcome for the struggling film and which means that 'Terminator 6' will more than likely happen after all.

Who said "Hasta La Vista"?

Ben joined the TweakTown team in 2008 and has since reviewed 100s of movies. Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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