Terminator: Genisys, Minions Show Impressive Openings At Foreign Box Office

Terminator: Genisys, Minions Show Impressive Openings At Foreign Box Office
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The fifth film in the Terminator franchise has raked in $44.2 million over the five-day holiday weekend.


According to Business Insider, “Terminator: Genisys” earned $28.7 in the three days.

The fourth edition of the Jurassic Park had opened to a whopping $209 million less than a month ago.

Estimates show that Genisys has suffered the worst opening amongst almost all Terminator movies.

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With Genisys set to release in Germany, Italy and Spain next week – and an undecided release date for China – Paramount Pictures vice chairman Rob Moore said that the movie should be able to bring in $300 million to $400 million in its international earnings, which is three to four times the expected U.S. final total, as reported by Variety.

The budget of the fifth installment of the Terminator series was $155 million, and so the amount collected in international earnings will be instrumental in determining the success of the movie. Two more movies in the franchise are yet to be released in 2016 and 2017.

The fourth Terminator movie – “Terminator: Salvation” (2009) – had made $125 million in the U.S. and $246 million in international earnings.

A comparison of the highest grossing movies with last year showed that Genisys earned the top spot with $74 million, while last year the same position was occupied by “Transformers: Age of Extinction” raking in $96.6 million in its second frame. “Minions” secured the second spot this week with $54.3 million – and yet to be released in the United States; last year, another animated movie, “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” had ranked second with $33.5 million in the fourth frame. In the third position this year is “Jurassic World,” with $42 million; while last year the corresponding berth was occupied by “Maleficent” that earned $19.4 million, as reported by Deadline.

“Jurassic World” has earned $826.9 million internationally, totaling its collections to $1.39 billion and surging past “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

Disney’s “Inside Out” earned $18.6 million in its third weekend. Its international collections amount to $117.3 million, with Mexico leading the pack with $24.9 million followed by Russia with $17.2 million. With this feat, “Inside Out” became the second best Disney or Pixar animated movie after “Frozen.”

“Magic Mike XXL,” which opened in 2,572 screens, has made $6.2 million. In the UK alone, it earned $2.5 million.

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