This action film starred 2 aging A-listers, both are years past the days when either one could carry a film.
One of the biggest box office busts of all time, and perhaps the most predicable & avoidable.
The studios will have to swallow a 9 figure loss.
Terminator: Dark Fate
‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Puts Franchise on Ice, Faces $120M-Plus Loss
The film bombed in its U.S. debut over the weekend with $29 million.
A storied Hollywood film franchise has been terminated — at least for the foreseeable future.
Terminator: Dark Fate bombed in its global box office debut over the weekend, grossing just $29 million in the U.S., well behind expectations.
Nor was its performance much better overseas, where it has earned $94.6 million to date, including a lackluster China launch of $28 million, for a global total of $123.6 million.
Dark Fate faces losses of $120 million-plus for partners Skydance Media, Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox, which each put up 30 percent of the $185 million budget (Disney, which now owns the Fox film studio, will absorb the loss), sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. China’s Tencent has a 10 percent stake.
The red ink could end up at $130 million if the pic doesn’t hold internationally; conversely, the losses could be closer to $110 million if it does have strong legs offshore, sources add. – Source