While I liked the new entry in the Terminator franchise, Dark Fate, I think it’s time to die gracefully.
The highly anticipated “official” sequel bombed at the box office this past weekend according to Variety. “Terminator might not be back any time soon. “Dark Fate,” the most recent installment in the sci-fi series, fell flat at the box office and stands to be a big money loser for Paramount, Skydance and Disney, the studios backing the big-budget tentpole.
The sixth Terminator entry debuted with a dismal $29 million in North America and $102 million overseas, disappointing figures for a movie that cost $185 million to produce, plus $80 million to $100 million in global marketing and distribution fees. Unless Terminator: Dark Fate sees an exceptionally strong hold in the coming weeks, sources at rival studios estimate the movie could lose $100 million theatrically. It will be able to earn back some of that money in television and streaming licensing deals, as well as through home entertainment sales and rentals.
According to James Cameron this movie is the true sequel to T2. While it does it live up to the glory that is T2, like the title says, the movie suffer from a dark fate.
Watch my review below.