Terminator: Dark Fate may not be an immediate hit at the box office, likely thanks to fans being gunshy about yet another sequel in the Terminator franchise potentially disappointing them again. But the movie has received a good amount of favorable reactions from critics, earning the movie a 70% on Rotten Tomatoes and an even more satisfied 84% audience score. That means there are probably some of you out there who want to bring Terminator: Dark Fate collectibles home, and both NECA and Chronicle Collectibles have you covered with action figures and a statue.
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NECA is releasing a line of Terminator: Dark Fate action figures. Presumably this is just the first wave of action figures being released for the movie, but with the sequel bombing at the box office, there might not be any more released after this. That’s a shame since it means we wouldn’t see Mackenzie Davis or Gabriel Luna’s characters get turned into action figures.
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Anyway, both the aged T-800 Terminator aka Carl played by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sarah Connor Linda Hamilton come with their own assortment of weapons, as well as an interchangeable head. The sculpts look fantastic, especially the detailed wrinkles on their aged faces.
You can see more photos of the figure over at ToyArk. Otherwise, they should be on shelves later this month.
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Over at Chronicle Collectibles, they’ve delivered a much bloodier and more detailed collectible featuring the aged T-800 Terminator played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. It looks like he’s seen better days, with much of his flesh torn off the left side of his face, arm and leg. The detail on that skin torn away from the metal body is incredible. Just look:
The statue is 18 inches tall, comes with two different endoskeleton arms, and has a metallic finish on the cyborg parts of his body. It’ll cost you $599.99, and there are payment plans available for those interested in spreading it out a bit. Pre-order it now.
T he Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, another edition of “VFX Artists React” has the Corridor Crew looking at an episode of Supergirl, the miraculous achievement that was Titanic, and more. Plus, a video essay explores why Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Aliens are two of the best sequels ever, and Bumblebee star Hailee Steinfeld answers the web’s most searched questions about herself.
First up, Corridor Crew is back with another edition of “VFX Artists React,” this time laughing at some of the small budget work done on an episode of Supergirl where they bit off a little more than they could chew. They also Marvel at some of the practical work in Titanic, break down how certain effects are achieved in a movie like Spider-Man: Far From Home, and more.
Aliens and T erminator 2: Judgment Day, both from director James Cameron, are largely considered to be two of the best sequels of all time, with the latter even considered to be better than its predecessor. But why? Thankfully, a video essay from Lessons from the Screenplay breaks it down by looking at the movies side-by-side and what works so well in each of them.
Finally, Hailee Steinfeld stopped by Wired for their autocomplete interview while making the rounds promoting the new Apple TV+ series Dickinson. Does she write her own songs? Will she be starring in Bumblebee 2? Is Hailee Steinfeld a vegan? Did she actually play guitar in Begin Again? Get the answer to all those questions and more in the full video above.
On the November 5, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and tv news, including Spider-Man, Fantastic Beasts 3, Ant-Man 3, Disney +, Playstation Vue, House of the Dragon, Joker 2, and Terminator Dark Fate.
>In The News: Chris og HT: ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Could Spell Judgment Day For the Franchise After Bombing at the Box Office Ben: Sony Officially Confirms ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Sequel, Announces Release Date Chris og HT: ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ Finds Its Way to Brazil With a Spring 2020 Production Start Ben: ‘Ant-Man 3’: Peyton Reed Coming Back to Direct Ben og Brad: Disney Will Run Ads for Starz on Disney+ to Get Streaming Rights Back to ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and More Chris og HT: George R.R. Martin Promises Not to Write for ‘House of the Dragon’ Until ‘The Winds of Winter’ is Finished Chris: PlayStation Vue Shutting Down in January 2020 Ben: Joaquin Phoenix Made ‘Joker’ Sequel Posters Inserting Joker into Films Like ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and ‘Yentl’ Chris: Jon Spaihts is stepping down as the showrunner on HBO Max’s ‘Dune: The Sisterhood
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Sorry for fans of the Terminator franchise, but it may not be back again for a long time. Terminator: Dark Fate opened at the U.S. box office this weekend and the results were nothing shy of abysmal for a massive budget blockbuster. The movie is guaranteed to be a big flop at this point. The only real question is, just how bad is it going to flop? Based on some new industry estimates, the sci-fi sequel could lose $120 million or more during its theatrical run.
According to a new report, Skydance Media, Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox stand to lose around $120 million in total, given the long-term prospects of Terminator: Dark Fate bombing at the box office. The movie, directed by Tim Miller Deadpool and produced by franchise creator James Cameron, made just $29 million in its domestic debut, which was far below industry estimates, which had it taking in around $40 million. Even that number wasn't great, but it gave Sarah Connor and the gang a fighting chance.
The biggest issue here is that the movie is said to have cost $185 million to produce, with each of the aforementioned companies putting up 30 percent of the budget. It's also worth mentioning that figure doesn't account for marketing, which estimates peg at $100 million. To make matters worse, at this rate, overseas markets won't be able to bail the movie out. To date, it's earned just $94 million internationally for a brutally terrible $123 million global take. At this rate, a finish of $300 million globally would seem like a stretch, which means it will finish well below 2015's Terminator: Genisys, which earned $440.6 million worldwide.
Related: Terminator: Dark Fate Premiere Canceled Due to Los Angeles Fires
Perhaps the biggest shame is that Terminator: Dark Fate has been embraced by critics and fans than more recent sequels. At present, it holds a 70 percent critical rating and an 84 percent audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Plus, it reunited Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger as Sarah Connor and the Terminator for the first time since James Cameron's beloved Terminator 2: Judgment Day. But this may have been a "fool me twice" situation, as both Terminator Salvation and Terminator: Genisys, generally speaking, were not nearly as well-liked.
Prior to the box office results coming in, both James Cameron and Tim Miller had discussed plans to make a new trilogy of Terminator movies. Those plans are now surely squashed. It's possible the home video market, cable rights and streaming deals could help make up some of the losses over time, but even the most optimistic scenario paints this as one of the bigger box office bombs of 2019. So, at the very least, we'll probably be seeing this franchise collecting dust on a shelf until someone comes up with another way to try and reinvigorate it some years down the line. This news comes to us via The Hollywood Reporter.
, , ] HomeBox OfficeTerminator: Dark Fate May Lose More Than $120M After Bombing Big Time
Terminator: Dark Fate‘s title might become a self-fulfilling prophecy for the franchise. The sixth Terminator film third chronologically bombed at the box office on its opening weekend, taking the No. 1 spot on the charts but raking in a measly $29 million in North America and $102 million overseas — not nearly enough to make back its $185 million budget. The Terminator Dark Fate box office could ultimately end up costing its studios over $100 million.
Judgment Day may come soon for this franchise. After a poor opening weekend at the box office, Terminator: Dark Fate could be a $100 million bomb for Paramount, Skydance and Disney, the studios backing the big-budget blockbuster.
The film opened to a meager $29 million domestically and $102 million overseas, according to Variety, which reports that the film may not make it past the $70 million mark at the U.S. box office. In order for Dark Fate to make a profit, it would have to gross at least $450 million worldwide. For comparison, 2015’s Terminator: Genisys ended its run with $440 million worldwide. But analysts tell Variety that Dark Fate‘s final worldwide gross could be between $180 million and $200 million.
That’s bad news for the costly sci-fi film, which had a $185 million production budget, plus $80 million to $100 million in global marketing and distribution fees. That could incur the studios up to even a $120 million loss, according to IndieWire. However, it’s possible that Dark Fate could make back some of that money through TV and streaming license deals, as well as home video sales. Another silver lining behind this loss is that Terminator: Dark Fate was co-financed by three studios, with Disney via 20th Century Fox, so the film’s losses won’t be entirely dumped on Paramount.
Terminator: Dark Fate is directed by Tim Miller and stars Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis, Gabriel Luna, and Natalia Reyes.
Following the disastrous opening of Paramount’s “Gemini Man” in October, the studio got its second major fall release box office bomb this weekend with the dismal opening of “Terminator: Dark Fate.” The new Paramount release had been projected to open in the $40 million ballpark but only grossed $29 million in the U.S. and $102 million oversees, a sign the film’s international box office won’t be enough to save it. Despite solid reviews and the highly-touted returns of James Cameron and Linda Hamilton to the franchise, “Dark Fate” barely opened higher than 2015’s despised “Terminator Genisys” a $27 million start in the U.S..
“Dark Fate” cost $185 million to produce. Variety reports the movie’s marketing and distribution budget was in the $80 million and $100 million range, which means the movie would have to gross in the $450 million range in order to turn a profit. For comparison, “Genisys” tapped out at $440 million worldwide in 2015 after opening in the same margin. Box office analysts tell Variety “Dark Fate” is heading to a final worldwide gross between $180 million and $200 million, which would result in a loss of $100 million or more.
The one saving grace behind “Terminator: Dark Fate” bombing at the box office is that it was financed by Paramount, Skydance, and Disney via 20th Century Fox, so the film’s losses will be split among the studios and not piled solely onto Paramount. Should “Dark Fate” drop quickly at the box office, it could even approach losses at or above $120 million. Box office analysts tell Variety the film might not even make it past $70 million at the U.S. box office.
Between “Gemini Man” and “Dark Fate,” Paramount is having a rough time at the fall box office. “Gemini Man” is expected to lose Paramount at least $60 million. The two films join Warner Bros.’ “The Goldfinch” as the major box office bombs of the fall season.
“Dark Fate” was supposed to be the studio’s major fall tentpole and was heralded by critics as being the best “Terminator” release since Cameron’s first sequel “T2: Judgement Day.” Based on these opening weekend numbers, it appears overall interest in the “Terminator” franchise has waned. For more on this weekend’s box office totals, read IndieWire’s full analysis here.