Terminator: Dark Fate Stalls Overseas With Only $29 Million Take

Variety reports that Terminator: Dark Fate faced another rocky weekend in theaters as the sixth entry in the sci-fi saga scraped together $29.9 million from 53 international markets.

Though the film is nearing the $200 million mark globally (worldwide ticket sales are currently at $199.4 million), Dark Fate still stands to be a major money loser for Paramount, Skydance and Disney, the studios backing the big-budget tentpole. Box office experts say the film needs to earn around $450 million to break even and could cost the studios over $100 million in theatrical losses.

Terminator: Dark Fate is now open in 99% of international territories. (Disney is releasing the film overseas, aside from China, while Paramount is handing domestic distribution.) The movie debuted in Japan this weekend with $6 million, as well as Taiwan with $1.4 million. China, where Tencent is rolling out the movie, is leading the way with $45 million in receipts after 10 days in theaters. Other top territories include Korea with $14.9 million and the United Kingdom with $8.3 million.

John Pallister

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