LOS ANGELES (AFP): “Terminator: Dark Fate” released on the top of the North American box office this weekend with a valued take of $29 million, business watcher Exhibitor Relations said on Sunday, but experts said that number fell far below beliefs.
After all, the sixth and latest payment in the franchise — reunifying stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton with sequence creator James Cameron — charge $185 million to make.
The Paramount film has Sarah Connor (Hamilton) struggling to defend a young girl from a lethal Terminator reached from the future.
The film may have been offended by head-to-head rivalry with the dark thriller “Joker,” which in its fifth week took in $13.9 million for the second promotion in the Friday-to-Sunday period. Joaquin Phoenix plays Batman’s tarnished nemesis in the Warner Bros. film.
In third place was Disney s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” at $12.2 million. The film once again stars Angelina Jolie playing the evil witch and enhances Michelle Pfeiffer as the devious Queen Ingrith.