Terminator: Dark Fate Bombs at the Box Office & Joker Targets $1bn
'Terminator: Dark Fate' bombs domestically and 'Joker' continues to smash it. Here's a quick box office update from the weekend just gone.
'Terminator: Dark Fate' hit the big screen in North America at the weekend and failed to make an impact, pulling in a dismal $29m against a reported $185m production budget - not including any marketing spend.
The domestic debut of $29m is a tad up from the $27m 'Terminator Genisys' opened to in 2015 - not adjusted for inflation - but far from the result the studios would have been hoping for given the budget and marketing billing the film as the "true" sequel fans had been waiting for.
Internationally 'Dark Fate' has grossed $94.6m bringing its total worldwide cume to $123.6m. As things stand, the film is projected to lose up to $120m.
In other box office news, Warner Bros./DC's 'Joker' has now chalked up an incredible $934m worldwide. Todd Phillip's DC flick is now not only the highest-grossing R-rated film ever by ~$150m, but it is also charging towards becoming the first R-rated movie ever to hit $1bn globally. A global box office haul of $1bn (not including any take from China) set against a $55-8m production budget makes 'Joker' a ridiculous financial win for WB.
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