Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $125,322,469Details
International Box Office $246,306,070
Worldwide Box Office $371,628,539
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $29,909,949 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $26,000,430 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $55,910,379
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Movie Details

Production Budget:$200,000,000
Theatrical Release: May 21st, 2009 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: December 1st, 2009 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 For intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and language
Franchise: Terminator
Keywords: Post Apocalypse
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction

DVD Sales: Holiday Wrap-Up

Thanks to the holidays, DVD sales numbers were not reported on our usual schedule, but next week we should be back to normal, so it's a perfect time to wrap up some of the interesting notes from over the holidays.

The week after Black Friday saw the release of Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian and Terminator Salvation, neither of which matched expectations, although made up for their poor DVD performance somewhat by selling well on Blu-ray. More...

DVD Releases for December 1st, 2009

It's the week after Black Friday, which is widely reported as the busiest shopping day of the year, so it comes as no surprise that there are fewer releases this time around than there have been in recent weeks (including just a trio of spotlight reviews). After all, it makes sense to release a DVD / Blu-ray before Black Friday rather than after. That said, we are still in the heart of holiday shopping season, which means there are a couple of $100 million hits on this week's list, as well as some titles that are of interest. Unfortunately, when it comes to most of the really interesting releases, I'm still waiting for the screener to arrive, so I can't tell if they are DVD Pick of the Week material. The best of this week's releases that I can give a more detailed review for is Mystery Science Theater 3000 - XVI - Limited Edition Box Set. More...

International Details - One for the Ages

Ice Age - Dawn of the Dinosaurs became the all-time highest grossing animated film on the international scene during the past week. Over the weekend it earned $24.66 million on 8844 screens in 68 markets for a total of $551.39 million internationally, which tops the $526.88 million earned by Finding Nemo. On the other hand, that film made $866.59 million worldwide compared to this film's running tally of $733.45 million. Ice Age isn't done yet, and should reach a couple milestones before it is done. but the record is likely safe. More...

International Details - New Number One for the Year

Transformers - Revenge of the Fallen became the biggest hit of the year on the international scene, at least for a little while. Over the weekend it added $34.27 million on 8210 screens in 62 markets for a total of $371.24 million internationally and $710.46 million worldwide. It has overtaken Angels and Demons for the biggest international hit of 2009, for the time being, while it is just ahead of the original's worldwide total. More...

International Details - Transformers Involved in Change on Top

Transformers - Revenge of the Fallen fell to second place with $57.50 million on 9158 screens in 61 markets for a total of $301.64 million. This puts the film less than $100 million behind the original internationally, which is a lead that won't last long. The film's biggest market of the weekend was South Korea where it placed first adding $7.76 million on 1076 screens to its total of $27.81 million. It also was impressive in China adding $5.2 million on 1009 screens for a total of $41.6 million, while it remained in first place in Australia with $4.95 million on 456 screens over the weekend and $21.51 million after two, and in Italy with $1.39 million on 565 screens over the weekend for a total of $8.06 million, also after two. More...

International Details - Hanging Out with Hangover

The Hangover climbed into second place with $11.14 million on 2091 screens in 28 markets for a total of $47.81 million. This was actually 2% lower than last week's performance. Its only major market opening came from France where it placed second with $3.31 million on 251 screens, but that was for the full week. (This is still impressive.) In the U.K. it was down just 15% to $3.15 million on 425 screens over the weekend and $18.50 million after three. It is a couple of weeks away from overtaking Terminator Salvation in that market. Over in Australia it managed to dip just 30% to $1.80 million on 227 screens over the weekend for a total of $9.07 million. It will also top Terminator Salvation in this market, and could beat out Angels and Demons as well. Massive. On the other hand, I'm not sure the film will do as well in most non-English speaking markets, as comedy tends to be harder to translate into other cultures. More...

International Details - Terminating Another Milestone

Terminator Salvation fell to second place with $18.94 million on 9263 screens in 71 markets over the weekend, for a total of $200.84 million internationally and $320.57 million worldwide. The film has been troubled by sharp drop-offs internationally, and that was certainly the case this past weekend, as it was down 65% in Japan. Japan. It was down 65% in Japan, which is a market known for its strong holds. It still added $3.72 million on 697 screens over the weekend for a total of $19.70 million after two, but that's a sharper decline than anticipated. More...

International Top of the Chart - Finding Salvation

Terminator Salvation remained in first place on the international chart with $44.88 million on 10,908 screens in 72 markets and now has $164.65 million internationally and $278.58 million worldwide. While it was an expensive movie to make, this is enough to ensure it will show a profit. It is just a matter of when. It could get there as early as its initial push into the home market, or it could have to wait until it starts playing on network TV, but it will get there. After it stumbled domestically, that was in doubt. More...

International Top of the Chart - Finding Salvation on the International Chart

Terminator Salvation became the second potential monster hit of the summer that failed to make much of an impact domestically, but appears to be making up for that weakness at the international box office. This weekend it expanded into roughly 60 more markets, which allowed it to score first place overall with $67.49 million on 8,830 screens in 71 markets for a total of $98.62 million internationally and $204.19 million worldwide. More...

International Details - Terminator\'s Salvation Yet to Come

Terminator Salvation opened worldwide this weekend, but we won't have those numbers till Wednesday. In the meantime, it earned third place with $13.37 million on 1283 screens in 12 markets for a total of $25.52 million. Most of this has come from South Korea, where it slipped to second place with $4.21 million on 713 screens over the weekend for a total of $15.52 million after two. So far the film has been a disappointment domestically, but it can salvage its run with a massive box office next weekend on the international stage. If it does so, profitability will be assured, but that's a big 'if'. More...

Pixar Up, Box Office Down

It was a close call, but 2009 wasn't able to keep pace with 2008, despite Up's better than expected opening. Overall, the box office generated $166 million, which was 6.0% lower than last weekend and 1.4% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2009 still has an impressive 13.6% lead over 2008 at $4.11 billion to $3.61 billion, and even with weakness over the next few weeks, 2009 should maintain its lead for a while to come. More...

International Details - Still Treking

Star Trek slipped to third place on the international chart with $11.34 million on 5069 screens in 56 markets for a total of $87.68 million. It has now made more internationally than the previous film made worldwide. The film's best market was the U.K. where it has made $24.37 million, including $2.60 million on 474 screens this past weekend. As for future releases, it opens in Japan this weekend, while it has yet to open in Mexico, India, and other markets. More...

Can the Box Office Remain Up?

There are some people worrying that 2009's winning streak could be coming to an end. Not only was last weekend barely above 2008's pace, but this weekend could see an actual decline due to a number of factors. This includes a surprisingly strong film opening in first place last year, as well as weakness in one of the new releases from last week. Up should carry its weight, but it might not be enough. More...

Blockbusters Battle on Top of Per Theater Chart

The top two films on the overall chart were also the top two films on the per theater chart with Night at the Museum 2 earning an average of $13,226 while Terminator Salvation pulled in $12,056. Easy Virtue got off to a faster-than-expected start with an average $11,044, and this suggests some ability to expand. More...

Museum Terminates the Competition

Two new releases opened over Memorial Day long weekend, and while neither was able to compete with last year's champion, their combined total helped the box office grow. Over the three-day period, there were $176 million in ticket sales, which was 28% more than last weekend and 2.4% more than the same weekend last year. Over four days, the box office brought in $222 million, which was 1.2% more than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2009 has earned $3.90 billion, which is 14.4% higher than last year's pace of $3.41 billion. More...

Movie Website Reviews for the Weekend of May 22nd, 2009

For the first time in a long time, we have two wide releases battling for top spot on the weekend box office. I thought this would encourage competition on the websites, but Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian's Official Site was clearly the best of the week. More...

3-Day Weekend Estimates: Museum Wins First Big Box Office Clash of Summer

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian pulled off a close but decisive win over Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins over the weekend, according to 3-day studio estimates released on Sunday morning. Terminator took good momentum into the weekend, earning over $13 million in evening shows on Thursday, and finishing neck-and-neck with Smithsonian on Friday. But, with family audiences dominating on Saturday, and expected to do so again today and Monday, the weekend winner was already fairly clear. More...

Terminator Battles for Top Spot

For the first time this summer, we have two new releases battling for number one on the box office chart. This is causing quite a bit of debate over which film will take top spot; in fact, many think the two films will trade off first place over the weekend. Will this competition drive ticket sales enough for the market to keep pace with last year? Well, there's almost no chance any film this year will top Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the new films should do so collectively. And with better holdovers than this time last year, the overall box office could still show growth over the weekend. More...

2009 Preview: May

Last May was strong with two films that cracked $300 million at the box office. This May we might not have any movies reach that milestone. Then again, there are six films that have a shot to reach $200 million. I'm not saying all of them will get there, but I would be surprised if at least two of them don't get there, while all six should reach at least $100 million, which is two more than the same month last year. There are also a few midlevel hits in the waiting, as a few limited releases of note. This latter category includes The Brothers Bloom, Departures, and Pontypool. More...

Cast Updates - July 5, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Appaloosa, Bad Lieutenant, Night at the Museum 2, and more! More...

Cast Updates - June 19, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for 2012, Public Enemies, Transformers 2, and more! More...

Cast Updates - May 9, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for The Avengers, Iron Man 2, Push, and more! More...

Cast Updates - March 20, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for The Grand, The Proposal, The Legend of Secret Pass, and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - March 2, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, Where the Wild Things Are, How to Train Your Dragon and more! More...

Cast Updates - February 24, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Hoodwinked 2, Shanghai, and more! More...

Cast Updates - November 22, 2007

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Angels & Demons, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Pinkville and more! More...

Cast Updates - November 15, 2007

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Cirque du Freak, Max Payne, Star Trek XI, and more! More...

Cast

Christian Bale    John Connor
Sam Worthington    Marcus Wright
Moon Bloodgood    Blair Williams
Helena Bonham Carter    Dr. Serena Kogan
Anton Yelchin    Kyle Reese
Jadagrace    Star
Michael Papajohn    Carnahan
Common    Barnes
Bryce Dallas Howard    Kate Connor

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Joseph McGinty Nichol
Screenwriter    John Brancato
Screenwriter    Michael Ferris
Producer    Moritz Borman
Producer    Jeffrey Silver
Producer    Victor Kubicek
Producer    Derek Anderson
Executive Producer    Mario F. Kassar
Executive Producer    Andrew G. Vajna
Executive Producer    Peter D. Graves
Executive Producer    Dan Lin
Executive Producer    Jeanne Allgood
Executive Producer    Joel B. Michaels
Co-Producer    Chantal Feghali
Cinematographer    Shane Hurlbut
Editor    Conrad Buff
Composer    Danny Elfman
Production Designer    Martin Laing
Art Director    Troy Sizemore
Set Decorator    Victor Zoflo
Costume Designer    Michael Wilkinson
Special Make-up Effects    John Rosengrant
Sound    Mark Ulano
Sound Designer    Cameron Frankley
Visual Effects Supervisor    Charles Gibson
Visual Effects Coordinator    Bill Sturgeon
Stunt Coordinator    Tom Struthers
Associate Producer    Bruce Franklin
Associate Producer    Steve Gaub
Associate Producer    April Janow
Associate Producer    Anjalika Mather Nigam
Associate Producer    Don Zepfel
Casting Director    Justine Baddeley
Casting Director    Kim Davis-Wagner

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/05/21 1 $13,372,491   3,480 $3,843   $13,372,491 1
2009/05/22 2 $14,813,113 +11% 3,530 $4,196   $28,185,604 2
2009/05/23 2 $14,532,328 -2% 3,530 $4,117   $42,717,932 3
2009/05/24 2 $13,212,949 -9% 3,530 $3,743   $55,930,881 4
2009/05/25 2 $9,385,336 -29% 3,530 $2,659   $65,316,217 5
2009/05/26 1 $3,688,038 -61% 3,530 $1,045   $69,004,255 6
2009/05/27 2 $2,855,248 -23% 3,530 $809   $71,859,503 7
2009/05/28 2 $2,657,056 -7% 3,530 $753   $74,516,559 8
2009/05/29 4 $5,067,935 +91% 3,602 $1,407   $79,584,494 9
2009/05/30 3 $6,652,102 +31% 3,602 $1,847   $86,236,596 10
2009/05/31 3 $4,713,328 -29% 3,602 $1,309   $90,949,924 11
2009/06/01 3 $1,707,273 -64% 3,602 $474   $92,657,197 12
2009/06/02 3 $1,684,220 -1% 3,602 $468   $94,341,417 13
2009/06/03 3 $1,544,079 -8% 3,602 $429   $95,885,496 14
2009/06/04 3 $1,434,125 -7% 3,602 $398   $97,319,621 15
2009/06/05 5 $2,606,636 +82% 3,304 $789   $99,926,257 16
2009/06/06 6 $3,375,226 +29% 3,304 $1,022   $103,301,483 17
2009/06/07 6 $2,266,525 -33% 3,304 $686   $105,568,008 18
2009/06/08 5 $934,087 -59% 3,304 $283   $106,502,095 19
2009/06/09 6 $901,182 -4% 3,304 $273   $107,403,277 20
2009/06/10 6 $866,408 -4% 3,304 $262   $108,269,685 21
2009/06/11 6 $865,987 n/c 3,304 $262   $109,135,672 22
2009/06/12 8 $1,427,364 +65% 2,650 $539   $110,563,036 23
2009/06/13 8 $2,017,887 +41% 2,650 $761   $112,580,923 24
2009/06/14 8 $1,342,236 -33% 2,650 $507   $113,923,159 25
2009/06/15 8 $619,227 -54% 2,650 $234   $114,542,386 26
2009/06/16 8 $658,489 +6% 2,650 $248   $115,200,875 27
2009/06/17 8 $609,178 -7% 2,650 $230   $115,810,053 28
2009/06/18 8 $633,245 +4% 2,650 $239   $116,443,298 29
2009/06/19 10 $863,348 +36% 1,920 $450   $117,306,646 30
2009/06/20 10 $1,205,861 +40% 1,920 $628   $118,512,507 31
2009/06/21 9 $1,215,021 +1% 1,920 $633   $119,727,528 32
2009/06/22 10 $375,213 -69% 1,920 $195   $120,102,741 33
2009/06/23 10 $352,433 -6% 1,920 $184   $120,455,174 34
2009/06/24 11 $206,171 -42% 1,360 $152   $120,661,345 35
2009/06/25 12 $176,010 -15% 1,360 $129   $120,837,355 36
2009/06/26 12 $331,268 +88% 1,102 $301   $121,168,623 37
2009/06/27 13 $435,049 +31% 1,102 $395   $121,603,672 38
2009/06/28 13 $322,075 -26% 1,102 $292   $121,925,747 39
2009/06/29 13 $154,337 -52% 1,102 $140   $122,080,084 40
2009/06/30 13 $178,279 +16% 1,102 $162   $122,258,363 41
2009/07/01 - $56,587 -68% 401 $141   $122,314,950 42
2009/07/02 - $66,988 +18% 401 $167   $122,381,938 43
2009/07/03 16 $117,188 +75% 401 $292   $122,499,126 44
2009/07/04 16 $85,742 -27% 401 $214   $122,584,868 45
2009/07/05 16 $93,442 +9% 401 $233   $122,678,310 46
2009/07/06 14 $51,394 -45% 311 $165   $122,729,704 47
2009/07/07 18 $47,031 -8% 311 $151   $122,776,735 48
2009/07/08 18 $43,659 -7% 311 $140   $122,820,394 49
2009/07/09 17 $46,279 +6% 311 $149   $122,866,673 50
2009/07/10 - $76,095 +64% 221 $344   $122,942,768 51
2009/07/11 - $96,072 +26% 221 $435   $123,038,840 52
2009/07/12 - $69,564 -28% 221 $315   $123,108,404 53
2009/07/13 - $34,504 -50% 221 $156   $123,142,908 54
2009/07/14 - $34,607 n/c 221 $157   $123,177,515 55
2009/07/15 13 $104,225 +201% 221 $472   $123,281,740 56
2009/07/16 - $66,958 -36% 221 $303   $123,348,698 57
2009/07/17 - $148,136 +121% 195 $760   $123,496,834 58
2009/07/18 - $189,290 +28% 195 $971   $123,686,124 59
2009/07/19 - $83,538 -56% 195 $428   $123,769,662 60
2009/07/20 - $45,946 -45% 195 $236   $123,815,608 61
2009/07/21 - $40,433 -12% 195 $207   $123,856,041 62
2009/07/22 - $34,369 -15% 195 $176   $123,890,410 63
2009/07/23 - $36,431 +6% 195 $187   $123,926,841 64
2009/07/24 - $60,148 +65% 148 $406   $123,986,989 65
2009/07/25 - $74,239 +23% 148 $502   $124,061,228 66
2009/07/26 - $39,788 -46% 148 $269   $124,101,016 67
2009/07/27 - $19,710 -50% 148 $133   $124,120,726 68
2009/07/28 - $22,863 +16% 148 $154   $124,143,589 69
2009/07/29 - $19,891 -13% 148 $134   $124,163,480 70
2009/07/30 - $19,414 -2% 148 $131   $124,182,894 71
2009/07/31 - $86,594 +346% 324 $267   $124,269,488 72
2009/08/01 - $120,533 +39% 324 $372   $124,390,021 73
2009/08/02 - $93,945 -22% 324 $290   $124,483,966 74
2009/08/03 - $50,073 -47% 324 $155   $124,534,039 75
2009/08/04 - $52,577 +5% 324 $162   $124,586,616 76
2009/08/05 - $48,371 -8% 324 $149   $124,634,987 77
2009/08/06 - $50,305 +4% 324 $155   $124,685,292 78
2009/08/07 - $54,755 +9% 288 $190   $124,740,047 79
2009/08/08 - $70,956 +30% 288 $246   $124,811,003 80
2009/08/09 - $58,665 -17% 288 $204   $124,869,668 81
2009/08/10 - $26,986 -54% 288 $94   $124,896,654 82
2009/08/11 - $30,494 +13% 288 $106   $124,927,148 83
2009/08/12 - $28,848 -5% 288 $100   $124,955,996 84
2009/08/13 - $27,577 -4% 288 $96   $124,983,573 85
2009/08/14 - $32,026 +16% 203 $158   $125,015,599 86
2009/08/15 - $45,157 +41% 203 $222   $125,060,756 87
2009/08/16 - $32,604 -28% 203 $161   $125,093,360 88
2009/08/17 - $14,672 -55% 203 $72   $125,108,032 89
2009/08/18 - $16,197 +10% 203 $80   $125,124,229 90
2009/08/19 - $15,063 -7% 203 $74   $125,139,292 91
2009/08/20 - $15,549 +3% 203 $77   $125,154,841 92
2009/08/21 - $19,094 +23% 136 $140   $125,173,935 93
2009/08/22 - $29,245 +53% 136 $215   $125,203,180 94
2009/08/23 - $20,194 -31% 136 $148   $125,223,374 95
2009/08/24 - $7,068 -65% 136 $52   $125,230,442 96
2009/08/25 - $7,209 +2% 136 $53   $125,237,651 97
2009/08/26 - $7,021 -3% 136 $52   $125,244,672 98
2009/08/27 - $6,981 -1% 136 $51   $125,251,653 99
2009/08/28 - $9,227 +32% 81 $114   $125,260,880 100
2009/08/29 - $15,703 +70% 81 $194   $125,276,583 101
2009/08/30 - $10,306 -34% 81 $127   $125,286,889 102
2009/08/31 - $3,092 -70% 81 $38   $125,289,981 103
2009/09/01 - $3,401 +10% 81 $42   $125,293,382 104
2009/09/02 - $3,095 -9% 81 $38   $125,296,477 105
2009/09/03 - $3,321 +7% 81 $41   $125,299,798 106
2009/09/04 - $3,624 +9% 24 $151   $125,303,422 107
2009/09/05 - $6,654 +84% 24 $277   $125,310,076 108
2009/09/06 - $6,881 +3% 24 $287   $125,316,957 109
2009/09/07 64 $3,046 -56% 24 $127   $125,320,003 110
2009/09/08 - $852 -72% 24 $36   $125,320,855 111
2009/09/09 - $803 -6% 24 $33   $125,321,658 112
2009/09/10 - $811 +1% 24 $34   $125,322,469 113

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/05/22 2 $42,558,390   3,530 $12,056   $55,930,881 4
2009/05/29 3 $16,433,365 -61% 3,602 $4,562   $90,949,924 11
2009/06/05 6 $8,248,387 -50% 3,304 $2,496   $105,568,008 18
2009/06/12 8 $4,787,487 -42% 2,650 $1,807   $113,923,159 25
2009/06/19 10 $3,284,230 -31% 1,920 $1,711   $119,727,528 32
2009/06/26 13 $1,088,392 -67% 1,102 $988   $121,925,747 39
2009/07/03 18 $296,372 -73% 311 $953   $122,678,310 46
2009/07/10 26 $241,731 -18% 221 $1,094   $123,108,404 53
2009/07/17 19 $420,964 +74% 195 $2,159   $123,769,662 60
2009/07/24 30 $174,175 -59% 148 $1,177   $124,101,016 67
2009/07/31 23 $301,072 +73% 324 $929   $124,483,966 74
2009/08/07 30 $184,376 -39% 288 $640   $124,869,668 81
2009/08/14 35 $109,787 -40% 203 $541   $125,093,360 88
2009/08/21 39 $68,533 -38% 136 $504   $125,223,374 95
2009/08/28 47 $35,236 -49% 81 $435   $125,286,889 102
2009/09/04 67 $17,159 -51% 24 $715   $125,316,957 109

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/6/200921,008,787 1,008,787$10,077,782$10,077,7821
12/13/20098357,127-65% 1,365,914$5,710,461$15,788,2432
12/20/200910255,864-28% 1,621,778$4,215,718$20,003,9603
12/27/200917186,511-27% 1,808,289$3,052,607$23,056,5674
1/3/20101375,327-60% 1,883,616$1,007,740$24,064,3075
2/21/201014121,851 2,117,597$1,183,466$27,056,12212

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/6/20091548,219 548,219$9,062,060$9,062,0601
12/13/20093297,957-46% 846,176$5,935,309$14,997,3692
12/20/20097107,418-64% 953,594$1,836,840$16,834,2093
12/27/20097146,862+37% 1,100,456$2,915,213$19,749,4224
1/3/2010881,127-45% 1,181,583$1,470,825$21,220,2475
1/10/20101130,348-63% 1,211,931$606,663$21,826,9106
1/17/20101120,773-32% 1,232,704$415,249$22,242,1597
1/31/20101812,580 1,259,042$251,466$22,768,6389
2/14/20102011,277 1,279,052$225,087$23,168,03411
6/20/20101418,896 1,352,332$237,329$24,264,71629

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