Never count out the overseas appeal of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s The Terminator!
Terminator: Genisys, the fifth installment of the popular Terminator franchise, recorded the fourth-biggest opening day for a U.S. release in China, earning $27.4 million after premiering last weekend across 25,000 locations.
Arnold has joined some elite cinematic company.
Only three U.S. films boast higher opening day numbers in China than and Terminator: Genisys, and, surprisingly, they’re all sequels: Furious 7 ($63 million), The Avengers 2 ($33.9 million), and Transformers 2 ($30 million).
The overseas numbers are in stark contrast to Terminator: Genisys’ domestic box office earnings.
The the sci-fi action film, which also stars Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, Dayo Okeniyi, and J.K. Simmons, grossed just $44 million over its Wednesday to Sunday, July 4th opening weekend, on its way to a lower than expected $88 million domestically.
The overseas success of the film is welcome…
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