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Box Office History for Terminator Movies

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Release DateMovieProduction
Box Office
Box Office
Oct 26, 1984 The Terminator $6,400,000 $4,020,663 $36,953,296 $76,953,296  
Jul 2, 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day $100,000,000 $31,765,506 $201,858,746 $513,815,401  
Jul 1, 2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines $170,000,000 $44,041,440 $150,358,296 $433,058,296  
May 21, 2009 Terminator Salvation $200,000,000 $42,558,390 $125,322,469 $365,491,792  
Jul 1, 2015 Terminator: Genisys $155,000,000 $27,018,486 $89,760,956 $440,160,956 Play
May 19, 2017 Terminator 2     $0 $0  
Jun 29, 2018 Terminator 3     $0 $0  
 Totals$631,400,000 $604,253,763$1,829,479,741 
Release DateMovieDomestic
DVD Sales
Blu-ray Sales
Total Domestic
Video Sales
Dec 1, 2009 Terminator Salvation $30,157,379 $24,140,692 $54,298,071

Home Market Releases for November 10th, 2015

November 9th, 2015

Better Call Saul: Season 1

There are a couple of big hits on this week's list of new releases. Terminator: Genisys was a monster hit internationally, but it failed to live up to expectations here. On the other hand, Trainwreck earned $100 million here, but barely made a peep internationally. Of these two films, Trainwreck is the only one worth picking up. In fact, it is a Contender for Pick of the Week. However, I'm still waiting for the screener and I hate to give out this title when a screener is on its way. Because of that, I'm going with Better Call Saul: Season One as the Best of the Best, but it isn't the only other title worth picking up. More...

International Box Office: Summer is Terminated

September 10th, 2015

Terminator: Genisys

Terminator: Genisys remained in first place on the international chart, but with only $11.5 million in 8 markets. This lifted its international total to $346.3 million, while it now has $435.9 million worldwide. This helped the film become the second biggest hit in the franchise, assuming you don't take inflation into account. In China, the film managed $26.67 million, but that was for the full week, giving the film a total of $111.92 million after 15 days of release. More...

International Box Office: Genisys Reborn in China

August 27th, 2015

Terminator: Genisys

Terminator Genisys earned $26.97 million on Sunday in China. That was enough for first place in that market over the entire weekend. In fact, that was enough for first place internationally. Adding in one holdover market, and the movie made $27.4 million in 2 markets for totals of $264.0 million internationally and $353.1 million worldwide. One final note, China is already the film's biggest single market and it could save the franchise and make another installment likely. More...

International Box Office: Monster Hunt is Monster Hit

July 23rd, 2015

Monster Hunt

It is a special week on the international chart, as we have an international film in first place. Monster Hunt earned first place in China with an estimated $72 million over the weekend and a total opening of $107.58 million. (This includes less than $1 million in early previews.) This movie is a romantic comedy, of sorts, set in a world of CGI monsters. This is the kind of film that could have appeal in many markets outside of the usual markets Chinese films play in. Additionally, this is the kind of opening that will make distributors here interested in obtaining the rights. It is too soon to tell if it will have a global run, but it will be worth keeping an eye on. More...

International Box Office: Minions Crowd Out the Competition

July 15th, 2015


Matching its stellar domestic debut, Minions rose to first place with $130.7 million on 9,606 screens in 56 markets at the international box office at the weekend for totals of $287.77 million internationally and $403.49 million worldwide. The film debuted in 30 new markets, earned first place in all of them, and broke the record for the biggest animated opening in 28 of them. This includes Russia, where it earned $15.12 million on 1,209 screens, which is the biggest opening in that market, animated or otherwise. Its biggest opening was in Mexico, where the film earned $15.72 million on 692 screens over the weekend. Meanwhile, it earned first place in France with a total opening of $12 million on 868 screens. It remains above Despicable Me 2's pace and this puts it on track to reach $1 billion worldwide. More...

International Box Office: Genisys Takes Over the World

July 9th, 2015

Terminator: Genisys

Terminator: Genisys expanded its market count to 47 over the weekend, which allowed it to rise to first place with $74.0 million for a two-week total of $85.5 million internationally. Its biggest new market was Russia, where it dominated with $11.17 million on 2,192 screens over the weekend. South Korea was close behind with $9.24 million on 1,113 screens for a total opening of $11.06 million. The film earned first place in Mexico with $4.73 million on 1,307 for a total opening of $6.18 million. It only managed second place in Brazil with $3.9 million on 1,012. In all four markets, the film set records for the franchise. It wasn't as lucky in the U.K., where it opened in second place with $5.83 million in 536 theaters. That's about on par with its opening here in the US. The goal for the film is to earn over $200 million internationally and $300 million worldwide. If it can get there, then the film will likely break even, eventually. On the other hand, "breaking even" isn't enough to justify continuing the reboot trilogy. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: New Releases are on the Outside

July 6th, 2015

Inside Out

It was not a good weekend for new releases, as the top two spots went to holdovers. Fortunately, Inside Out earned first place over Jurassic World, because I had no idea what I was going to do for an image this time around. (That's not true. I was going to look for pictures of corgis dressed as dinosaurs.) Neither Terminator: Genisys or Magic Mike XXL matched expectations. At least Terminator: Genisys came close. Overall, the box office plummeted 26% from last weekend to just $135 million. Granted, that's still 2.2% higher than the same weekend last year, but boy have we come down from the highs we saw just a few weeks ago. Year-to-date, 2015 has earned $5.62 billion, which is 6.0% above 2014's pace of $5.31 million. 2015 would really need to sink for a number of weeks before that lead was in trouble, but after this week, that scenario is a little more likely. More...

Friday Estimates: Inside Out On Top as New Releases are Not Magical

July 4th, 2015

Inside Out

Inside Out earned first place on the Friday chart, just ahead of Jurassic World $12.5 million to $11.8 million. This is bad news, as the new releases will be well behind films that are three and four weeks old respectively. At this pace, Inside Out should top $30 million over the weekend, but barely. Jurassic World will earn about $28 million. This is roughly in line with Friday's predictions. On the other hand... More...

International Box Office: Billion Dollar Dinosaurs

July 2nd, 2015

Jurassic World

(As I warned previously, we've run out of images for Jurassic World, so we are down to Picture Unrelated. And no, I will not explain the context of the image. I will say the TV show it comes from is surprisingly good.)

Jurassic World completed a hat-trick at the weekend by earning first place with $82.5 million in 67 markets for totals of $737.5 million internationally and $1.238 billion worldwide. The film entered the top ten on the all-time worldwide box office chart over the weekend and has already moved into seventh place. Its biggest single market was China, where it made $38.07 million over the full week for a total of $206.57 million after three weekends. Hopefully this is the last weekend the film spends in top spot, as new releases finally rise to overtake it. If it is still in first place next week, it will be a sign that the box office is slowing down. More...

2015 Preview: July

July 1st, 2015


June was a much better month than expected due to two films, Jurassic World and Inside Out. Had those two films merely matched expectations, then 2015 would have likely fallen behind 2014. As for this coming month, there are five weekends in July and each week there is at least one film with the potential to reach $100 million. Most weeks there are two films that at least have a shot at getting to the century mark. The biggest hit of the month will likely be Minions, which has already opened in several international markets and it's ahead of Despicable Me 2 at the same point. That film made more than $300 million and nearly $1 billion worldwide, so any growth would be fantastic. There are also a number of potential $200 million films, led by Ant-man. Ant-man is the latest release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a franchise that has averaged $300 million domestically over eleven films and all of the past six films have reached at least $200 million. I'm not saying this one is guaranteed to do the same, but you can't dismiss that possibility. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Pixels have smaller chances to get to $200 million, but you have to at least entertain the possibility. Additionally, last July was a lot weaker than this July looks to be, so 2015 should win in the year-over-year comparison most weeks. Or I might have let the box office success of June cloud my judgment. We will soon find out. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: The Terminator

February 17th, 2013

This is not the first time I've reviewed The Terminator. It's not even the first time I've reviewed the Blu-ray. This is in fact the third time time the film has been released on Blu-ray, but the other two were greeted with mixed reviews. The movie still lives up to its reputation, but the picture quality was weak for high definition. This Blu-ray is being labeled Remastered, but is it worth the triple-dip? More...

Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Box Office
Box Office
Arnold Schwarzenegger 4 The Terminator $1,463,987,949 $5,141,942,242 28.5%
Earl Boen 3 Dr. Peter Silberman $1,023,826,993 $1,640,395,889 62.4%
Linda Hamilton 2 Sarah Connor $590,768,697 $816,386,296 72.4%
Michael Papajohn 2 Carnahan $798,550,088 $7,097,245,472 11.3%

Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Technical RoleFranchise
Box Office
Box Office
James Cameron 2 Director (2)
Screenwriter (2)
Producer (1)
Story Creator (1)
$590,768,697 $6,746,454,222 8.8%
Gale Anne Hurd 2 Story Creator (1)
Executive Producer (1)
Producer (1)
Screenwriter (1)
$590,768,697 $1,764,130,963 33.5%
Adam Greenberg 2 Director of Photography (2)
Screenwriter (1)
$590,768,697 $1,804,370,950 32.7%
Conrad Buff 2 Editor (2) $879,307,193 $6,082,119,538 14.5%
Mark Goldblatt 2 Editor (2) $590,768,697 $4,078,990,416 14.5%
Stan Winston 2 Special Makeup and Terminator Effects (2)
Second Unit Director-Special Effects (1)
$590,768,697 $3,779,915,080 15.6%
Brad Fiedel 2 Composer (2) $590,768,697 $983,808,437 60.0%
Ethan Van der Ryn 2 Sound Effects Editor (1)
Supervising Sound Editor (1)
$953,976,357 $11,494,223,958 8.3%