'Terminator Genisys' had a rough weekend at the box office

Terminator genisys arnold schwarzeneggerMelinda Sue Gordon/Paramount Pictures‘Terminator Genisys’ was expected to kick off a new trilogy of Terminator movies.

It was not a good weekend for Arnold Schwarzenegger to be back at the box office.

“Terminator Genisys,” the fifth film in the franchise, grossed just $US44.2 million over the five-day holiday weekend.

In three days, the film made $US28.7 million.

Remember, it was less than a month ago that the fourth instalment of “Jurassic World” opened to a surprising $US209 million.

A week after that, Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out” had a $US90 million opening weekend.

“Genisys” had the worst opening of nearly all the “Terminator” movies.

Movie Release date Opening Weekend (3-day) Budget Worldwide Gross
The Terminator 10/26/84 $US4 million $US6.4 million $US78.4 million
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 7/3/91 $US31.8 million $US102 million $US519 million
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 7/2/03 $US44 million $US200 million $US433.4 million
Terminator Salvation 5/21/09 $US42.6 million $US200 million $US371.4 million
Terminator Genisys 7/1/15 $US28.7 million $US155 million $US129.7 million so far

Mind you, the original “Terminator” film opened in 1984.

“Terminator Genisys” had the widest release of any “Terminator” film opening in 3,758 theatres. The film was made on an estimated $US155 million budget.

The film is Schwarzenegger’s fifth movie in a row to opening under $US30 million in a pure three-day box-office weekend proving American audiences are pretty much over the “Terminator” actor.

Paramount, which released the film, appeared to be aware of it, focusing a big portion of its publicity ahead of the domestic release overseas. So it’s little surprise the film opened to $US85 million in foreign grosses. Schwarzenegger’s still a star — just internationally.

Terminator brazil arnold schwarzeneggerRaphael Dias/Getty ImagesArnold Schwarzenegger at a fan event for ‘Terminator Genisys’ in Brazil June 4.
Terminator genisys paris junketDominique Charriau/Dominique Charriau/Getty Images for Paramount PicturesEmilia Clarke, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and director Alan Taylor at the Paris, France press junket June 21 for ‘Genisys.’

Instead, fans continued to head out to see Universal’s “Jurassic World” and Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out.”

For the fourth weekend in a row, the fourth film in the dinosaur franchise starring Chris Pratt has led the box-office weekend.

“Jurassic World” brought in an estimated $US30.9 million over thethree-day holiday weekendwhile “Inside Out” wasn’t far behind with $US30.1 million.

Jurassic World” has now made over $US1.3 billion at theatres.

Meanwhile “Inside Out” has now made $US363 million worldwide.

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