Terminator: Dark Fate is having a very bad box office weekend.
The sixth installment in the Terminator franchise is looking to open at $28 million at 4,086 North American locations according to estimates. Not only was it forecast to haul in the $40 million range, but it also holds a price tag of $185 million (some sources even say $196 million).
Dark Fate re-teams Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger, but it seems that the creative rifts between Tim Miller and producer James Cameron took their toll.
“The blood is still being scrubbed off the walls from those creative battles. This is a film that was forged in fire. So yeah, but that’s the creative process, right?” Cameron said to CinemaBlend.
Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and Joker which are in their third and fifth weekends respectively are battling for second place.