Terminator Genisys had a disappointing box office ($89 million) in North America, but the Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi sequel opened with a whopping $27.4 million on its first day in China. That is the fourth-biggest opening day in that territory ever, behind Transformers: Age of Extinction ($30m), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($33m), and Furious 7 ($63m). It’s higher than the $17m single-day debut for Jurassic World. This indicates that Terminator Genisys is on track to make $200-270 million in China.
Terminator Genisys has made about $330 million outside of China. The worldwide total will now likely be $540-610 million.
This will be enough to green light the planned sequels to Terminator Genisys.
The rights to the Terminator franchise will go back to Director James Cameron in 2019. It is not believed that Cameron would make his own new Terminator movies. However, he would likely have a larger advisory role.
Robot movies have large movie box office in China. China had big box office for the Transformer movies and Pacific Rim.
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