Paramount Pictures’ Terminator: Dark Fate opened at the top of the weekend box office with an estimated $29.0 million. The opening was below early projections for the sixth film in the franchise with original studio estimates in the low fortys. The opening is slightly ahead of the 2015 film Terminator: Genisys which had a $27.0 million opening. That film went on to gross $89.7 million domestically and $440.6 million worldwide. The film also opened internationally over the weekend and added an estimated $94.6 millions to bring the worldwide haul for the film $123.6 million over the opening weekend.
The second place film over the weekend was Warner Bros.’ Joker which added another $14.0 million while Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil added another $12.2 million.
The Focus Features’ film Harriet opened in fourth place with an estimated $12.0 million. Rounding out the top five was the animated release of The Addams Family with another $8.5 million.
- Terminator: Dark Fate (Paramount) $29.0 million
- Joker (Warner Bros.) $14.0 million
- Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Disney) $12.2 million
- Harriet (Focus) $12.0 million
- The Addams Family (United Artists) $8.5 million
Next weekend will see a few new wide releases. First up Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Films will open the kids comedy film Playing with Fire starring John Cena and Keegan-Michael Key about a crew of rugged firefighters meet who their match when attempting to rescue three rambunctious kids. Also hitting theatres is Doctor Sleep from Stephen King, the sequel to The Shining. Universal Pictures will also release the romantic comedy Last Christmas.