It could be a decision-making day for the Terminator franchise.
Despite generally positive reviews and the return of Linda Hamilton and producer James Cameron, "Terminator: Dark Fate" at the box office opened far below expectations. The studios on Sunday estimate that "Dark Fate" at just over 4,000 North American locations only earned $ 29 million. Paramount Pictures' production of the film allegedly cost $ 185 million.
It was enough to take first place at the box office, but it is a poor victory for the franchise. Although "Dark Fate," which was directed by "Deadpool's" Tim Miller, received much better reviews (currently 69 percent at Rotten Tomatoes) and was praised for its return to Cameron's original films, it was only slightly opened before 201
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. "It was not for lack of enthusiasm for the stars and filmmakers."
International "Dark Fate" did much better, earning $ 72.9 million in 48 markets. Fox International, not Paramount, is responsible for international sales, with the exception of China.
Second place went to "Joker," which raised $ 13.9 million and raised its worldwide profits to $ 934 million in just five weeks. "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" finished third with an additional $ 12.2 million on the third weekend. The sequel, led by Angelina Jolie, grossed $ 84.3 million in North America.
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A bright spot of the weekend has failed Almost 19 percent less than last year, when "Bohemian Rhapsody" was opened, " Harriet "by Focus Features, the first movie ever made about Harriet Tubman. With Cynthia Erivo in the title role, "Harriet" did better than expected, earning $ 12 million from just over 2,000 theaters to finish fourth. The film scored a coveted A + Cinema score for mostly female audiences (62 and over 35) (59 percent). African Americans also accounted for a significant proportion of the public, according to polls (49 percent).
"It's really heartwarming and gives you a lot of confidence that there are still many people who want to see stories about real-life superheroes," said Lisa Bunnell, president of Distribution of Focus Features I think it is inspiring for the people to see it.
Focus has worked with religious groups and educators, and has achieved tremendous success in group sales.
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Other newcomers struggled this weekend to find that enthusiasm. Edward Norton's adaptation of Jonathan Lethem's "Motherless Brooklyn" opened at # 9 at $ 3.7 million, while the animated "Arctic Dogs" came in at $ 3.1 million in 10th place.
However, one of the weekend's best-known new films, Martin Scorsese's "The" Irishman "does not have any account numbers to report, as Netflix refuses to provide numbers for its theatrical releases, starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci Limited Edition, before being released on Netflix on November 27, is expected to be an important Oscar contender.
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"With all eyes on & # 39; The Irishman & # 39; it is unfortunate that we have no numbers on it, "Dergarabedian said.
It's especially true considering that other smaller award-winning release films continue to perform well." Parasite "posted on his fifth weekend, $ 2.6 million. "Jojo Rabbit" posted $ 2.4 million in 256 screens on its third weekend, and "The Lighthouse," also on the third weekend, earned $ 2 million from 978 locations.
Estimated ticket According to Comscore, Friday through Sunday sales are available in US and Canadian theaters and, if available, include the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday, and final domestic numbers will be released on Monday.
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1. "Terminator: Dark Fate," 29 Million Doll ar.
2. "13.9 million USD.
3." Mischievous: Mistress of Evil ", 12.2 million USD.
4." Harriet ", 12 million USD.
5." The family Addams ", 8.5 million USD.
6." Zombieland: Double Tap, 7.4 million dollars.
. 7 Countdown, $ 5.9 million.
. 8 Black and Blue, 4.1 million dollars.
. 9 Motherless Brooklyn, $ 3.7 million.  10. "Arctic Dogs", $ 3.1 million.