With a number of big titles in the international marketplace — holdovers Jurassic World, Minions, and Inside Out and Ted 2, Terminator: Genisys expanded from its last weekend bow in 10 small markets and is now in a total of 38 territories. It took in just around $9.98M last night in 10,326 locations for distributor Paramount Pictures. Its total so far is $27.97M in about 14 days of release. It bowed last night in Australia, Brazil, France, Mexico, Russia and the UK.
The last Terminator film, 2009’s Salvation — in which Arnold Schwarzenegger did not appear — grossed nearly $250M internationally, about double its domestic take. Japan and Korea were among Salvation’s top markets along with Russia, the UK and China. This time, China is not yet dated and Japan comes later in the month. The studio is not using the Terminator Salvation comp anymore, like they did last weekend; instead comparisons are being made to Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.
So with that in mind, Terminator: Genisys opened in Russia to No. 1 with $2.5M from 1,081 runs, which Paramount notes is 366% above Ghost Protocol. In Korea, the latest in the franchise also had a No. 1 bow with a $1.8M haul from 1,085 screens, about 8% above Ghost Protocol.
In Australia, Genysis opened to No. 3. Including previews, the cume there is $1.5M after grossing $677K from 258 sites. The studio said it’s on par with MIGP. That picture, released by the studio in 2011, ended up with $485.3M internationally at the end of its run.
Brazil opened to No. 2 with $639K from 549 sites, and Paramount says that is 153% higher than Ghost Protocol. And in France, it grossed $561M from 814 runs to rank No. 2. The two-day cume in France is $1.6M, which is said to be good for 47% higher than MIGP.
Last week the pic starring Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke and Jai Courtney took in $8.4M from 1,525 locations in 10 smaller territories — that start was about 30% above 2009’s Terminator: Salvation and only 5% below Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. The initial rollout included some Scandinavian markets as well as Latin American and Asian territories.
Of the international highlights, Singapore was a No.1 with $1.4M from 84 sites. That was 26% above Terminator: Salvation making it the biggest bow in the franchise and the biggest opening for a Schwarzenegger film.
In the U.S., the lastest in the franchise is estimated to have a two-day total of around $15M+ and it is currently running behind holdovers Inside Out and Jurassic World. Ouch. It’s a holiday weekend stateside, so still a long weekend to go, but right now it’s debut is in third place. Family films seem to be ruling.