Early tracking for Tim Miller’s Terminator: Dark Fate has been revealed as the direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgement Day is looking at a domestic opening of between $30-45 million via BoxOfficePro.
The high-end of the tracking suggests a $45 million domestic opening is possible, which would make Terminator: Dark Fate the biggest non-adjusted opening weekend for the Terminator franchise pushing past Terminator 3: Rise of The Machines for the top-spot.
Here is a breakdown of the previous opening weekends.
- Terminator 3: Rise of The Machines (2003) – $44 million
- Terminator Salvation (2009) – $42.5 million
- Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) – $31.7 million
- Terminator: Genisys (2015) – $27 million
- The Terminator (1984) – $4 million
The film will ignore the other sequels that were released after Judgement Day and may take place in an alternative timeline altogether.
Since the new film’s announcement producer James Cameron and director Tim Miller have suggested they are planning on moving forward with a new trilogy, but would likely be based on Dark Fate’s box office success before that was to happen.
The cast includes Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, Diego Boneta, and the return of Edward Furlong as John Connor.
Paramount Pictures has set the release date for Terminator: Dark Fate for November 1st.
Check out the latest trailer for the film below.