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The biggest sparks were made by a pair of veterans, “Inside Out” and “Jurassic World,” which have been in theaters for several weeks, but still managed to outflank the newcomers to capture first and second place on the charts. Domestically, ticket sales are expected to top out at an estimated $137.4 million, making it the twelfth-biggest July 4th holiday weekend, according to Rentrak.
Those figures did represent a 5% improvement over last year, when films like “Tammy” and “Deliver Us From Evil” fell short, sending receipts to their lowest levels since 2001. Because of that weak competition year-to-date, 2015 is still outpacing the prior year’s stateside ticket sales by 13.3%, according to BoxOffice.com.
- Brent Lang
Arnold Schwarzenegger may never “be back,” as he famously vowed in the 1984’s “Terminator,” as a force at the domestic box office. His marquee muscle has atrophied, as evidenced by the lackluster $27.4 million debut of “Terminator: Genisys” this weekend, the lowest of any film in the franchise since the original debuted in 1984. But overseas is a whole different story. The $150 million reboot of the iconic sci-fi series launched by James Cameron three decades ago powered to a strong $76 million from abroad this weekend and has grossed nearly $130 million globally as of Sunday. It opens in Germany, »
- Todd Cunningham
Americans apparently had better things to do this Fourth of July weekend than watch Arnold Schwarzenegger fight himself: Terminator Genisys, which has received pretty dour reviews, had a disappointing five-day weekend, pulling in $28.7 million domestic, and a bit more than $44 million worldwide, coming in third at the box office. Despite James Cameron’s unrepentant praise for the film, over five days the movie still failed to beat Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines’s three-day gross. Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day made a killing in 1991, breaking the five-day record and becoming one of the highest-grossing films of all time. Rise of the Machines remains one of the 20 highest-grossing R-rated films worldwide.Jurassic World, meanwhile, made more money on top of its already ginormous amount of money, devouring another $43.8 million. With a $558.1 million domestic haul so far, it’s the highest-grossing film of the year, and one of the »
- Greg Cwik
In a tight race, Disney-Pixar’s animated comedy pulled in an estimated $45.3 million in the U.S. over the five days — giving it $246.2 million stateside in its third week at 4,158 locations. “Inside Out,” with Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black and Bill Hader voicing the emotions of an 11-year-old girl, is showing impressive staying power at multiplexes.
Universal’s fourth weekend of “Jurassic World” remained a solid draw, three weeks after its record-setting opening. The dino thriller, starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, stomped its way to $43.8 million at 3,737 screens and ranks as the fourth-highest domestic grosser of all time with $568.2 million.
For the three days covering Friday through Sunday, “Jurassic World” has the edge on »
- Dave McNary
Billed as a return to the spirit of James Cameron’s original films, this reboot lacks smartness and wit
Marginally better than Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines or Terminator: Salvation but still light years short of either The Terminator or Terminator 2: Judgment Day, this utterly unnecessary (if occasionally entertaining) fifth instalment takes us back to 1984, where history is being rewritten once again. Revisiting the events of James Cameron’s original movie(s), Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) is sent spinning through time to protect mother-of-the-revolution Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) from termination by a T-800 killing machine. But the past isn’t what it used to be – Sarah is no longer a waitress but already a warrior, Kyle is behind the times when it comes to foreseeing the future, and Arnie’s iconic cyborg winds up locked in battle with his ageing self who is (he tells us repeatedly) “old, »
- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic
Jurassic World and Inside Out are still grappling for 1st place over the three-day Fourth of July frame, with World just slightly ahead, estimating $30.9M to Inside's $30.1M. If World prevails it will be the dino-flick's fourth three-day weekend at #1. What Universal does appear to be conceding, however, with a "you can have it" air, is that the Disney/Pixar film is likely the winner of the five-day Fourth of July frame. Though it's still a tight race Disney is claiming victory for the full holiday domestic frame with Inside Out making $45.3M (4,158 venues) to Jurassic World's $43.8M (3,737 venues). Universal is also reporting that Jurassic World will pass $550M in domestic grosses this weekend. Adding another milestone to its marble bag of records that's the fastest*in 24 days*any film has reached the $550M mark. World added $42M in overseas coin, raising its international total to $826.9M. Combined with »
- Keith Simanton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This weekend Terminator: Genisys is hitting theaters, but veteran action star Arnold Schwarzenegger has a lot more to worry about than a new advanced cyborg. No, Schwarznegger’s biggest threat is a group of shirtless, thrusting men from Magic Mike Xxl. The film has plenty of men and women alike getting the vapors, and Conan O’Brien wanted […]
The post Lol: Conan O’Brien Attends Midnight ‘Magic Mike Xxl’ Screening with His Staff appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
Pixar Animation’s “Inside Out” may finally get past the dinosaurs of “Jurassic World” to top the box office, as newcomers “Terminator: Genisys” and “Magic Mike Xxl” failed to bring the fireworks over the 4th of July weekend. The heavyweight holdovers went 1-2 on Friday, with Disney’s family film taking in $12.5 million and Universal’s sci-fi blockbuster at $11.7 million. Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s “Terminator” reboot was third with $10.8 million and Channing Tatum‘s strippers faded and were fourth at $6.3 million. That translates to around $31 million for the three days for the PG-rated “Inside Out,” while the indefatigable dinos and »
- Todd Cunningham
Jk Simmons Terminator Genisys sequels talk: J.K. Simmons has apparently signed on for more sequels following this weekend’s big opener, Terminator Genisys. Jk Simmons Terminator Genisys sequels talk: Underused: J.K. Simmons has signed on for more Terminator sequels.
Some spoilers ahead.
It is quite apparent looking at Terminator Genisys that the filmmakers are looking for more movies in the franchise. If you’ve read my Terminator Genisys review, you’ll know that I was far from impressed with the movie. The movie is an absolute mess that over-complicates, is too CG-heavy, and completely average in every way. The one thing that I will say that it has going for it is that the ending is kind of interesting in that I like that there is now an open-slate for brand new opportunities and storylines, and that we won’t be re-hashing that has come before. I could do without the who Genisys thing however, »
- Paul Heath
Paramount Pictures released their new action/thriller film, "Terminator Genisys," into theaters this past Wednesday, July 1st, and all the major,top movie critics served up their reviews. It turns out that the movie didn't quite resonate well with them, getting just an overall 39 score out of a possible 100 across 40 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Byung-hun Lee, Courtney B. Vance, Dayo Okeniyi, Emilia Clarke, J.K. Simmons, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke and Matt Smith. We've posted blurbs from a few of the critics,below. Peter Travers from Rolling Stone, gave it a 75 grade, stating: "Terminator Genisys fires on all action cylinders when director Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) follows the model James Cameron set in the first two films, still the glory of the series." Michael O'Sullivan from the Washington Post, gave it a 63 grade. He stated: "Genisys goes back to what made the »
- Andre Braddox
[Originally appeared in the September 2014 issue of Deadly Magazine] There is a scene 75 minutes into 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day, in which James Cameron pinpoints the humanity amidst all the time travel, liquid metal and state-of-the-art special effects. Young John Connor (Edward Furlong) is bonding with the T-800 machine assigned to protect him (Arnold Schwarzenegger), by teaching him how to high five. The moment is designed to underscore the father/son dynamic between John and the Terminator, as well as provide a visual symbol of the hope for mankind – that we are able to co-exist alongside technology. And, if we’re reading even more deeply, that we can still master it.
A great deal of Terminator 2’s running time is devoted to the connection between John and Schwarzenegger’s T-800. However, it’s telling that the most poignant shot – the one that says the most about their relationship – is from the perspective of John’s mother, Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton »
- Patrick Bromley
While in Berlin for the world premiere of Terminator Genisys I landed an exclusive video interview with director Alan Taylor and Skydance CEO and COO David Ellison and Dana Goldberg (Skydance produced the movie with Paramount). During the interview they talked about how the script changed during production, Easter eggs, what they learned from friends and family screenings, setting up future movies, deleted scenes, and more. As I have said a few times, I really enjoyed Terminator Genisys. It’s easily the 3rd best in the franchise behind Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day, and feels more in the James Cameron universe than any of the other sequels. I also really enjoyed seeing Schwarzenegger play his most iconic role again. Hopefully audiences turn out for this because everyone involved wants to make a trilogy of new Terminator movies, and I want to see what the next two installments have in store. »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Warning: This article contains spoilers about Terminator Genisys that some readers may prefer to avoid.
The actor, who plays Lapd cop Detective O'Brien in the sci-fi reboot, told /Film that he'll be back (probably).
Simmons said of his character: "Yes, we are told O'Brien does [survive]… in fact, we went back and did a little added shot on the roof of the whole helicopter sequence to make sure that we see that after Arnold throws me away, so that he can save people, I'm one of those that he saves and I'm still alive and watching what's happening."
Asked if he was tied into Terminator sequels, Simmons added: "I am signed on, so if there are sequels I will by God be there."
Simmons appears excited by the prospect of developing the character through sequels: "There are a »
Arnold Schwarzenegger might be best known as a brawn-driven action star, but a recent interaction with a fan proves that he’s still all heart. The Terminator star, who reprised his iconic role as the titular character in Terminator Genisys earlier this month, was so touched by Redditor bizzyjay’s story that he reached out directly. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the fan shared a story on Reddit about how he and his 72-year-old father had always bonded over the Terminator films — in fact, Terminator 2: Judgment Day [...] »
Arnold Schwarzenegger will always be associated with The Terminator, the role that helped make him famous back in 1984. But people forget that the massive movie star is also a politician, a humanitarian, and a skilled people person . traits that have helped to keep him in the public eye for decades. When you read a story like this one, though, you are reminded of what Schwarzenegger, the total package, is able to accomplish, and it.s going to warm your heart. Reddit user bizzjay (via THR) shared an incredible story of an interaction he and his father had with Arnold Schwarzenegger over the Internet. Bizzjay and his dad are huge Terminator fans, but a mental-health issue had prevented the father from attending movies recently. He agreed, however, to go see Terminator: Genisys with his son, though, knowing how important the sequel was to both men. The way the man recounts it, »
Spoilers for Terminator Genisys below.
Terminator Genisys is getting some of the worst reviews of the entire Terminator franchise, but critics generally agree that the presence of Oscar winner Jk Simmons is one of the troubled fivequel’s most prominent bright spots. And recently, while speaking with Slash Film, the actor revealed that he’s set to reprise his role as the series’ newly anointed stealth Mvp in any future sequels.
Asked if his character, O’Brien, survives the events of Genisys (the movie makes this somewhat uncertain), Simmons responded:
“Yes, we are told O’Brien does [survive]… in fact, we went back and did a little added shot on the roof of the whole helicopter sequence to make sure that we see that after Arnold throws me away so that he can save people, I’m one of those that he saves, and I’m still alive and watching whats happening. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Hasta la vista, tough guys! As we approach the July 4th holiday weekend, Hollywood is keeping a close watch on the five-day domestic box office. "Magic Mike Xxl" and "Terminator Genisys" just opened, but they were both beat on Thursday by Disney/Pixar's "Inside Out" and also the dino-mite power of "Jurassic World."
According to Variety, "Inside Out" earned $7.7 million on July 2, making its North American total, to date, $216.1 million. "Jurassic World" was not too far behind with $6.9 million, adding to its whopping $527.2 million domestic total.
"Terminator Genisys" was right on the dinosaur's tail, earning $6.5 million to give it a $15.4 million domestic total so far. The "Magic Mike" sequel only had $5.7 million, giving it just over $15 million so far, but since that one only cost about $14.8 million to make, it's not that big a deal if it doesn't have a huge opening weekend. "Terminator," though. That one cost around $155 million »
- Gina Carbone
Terminator Genisys tops chart ahead of release.
Magic Mike Xxl has been heating up social media ahead of its UK release this weekend.
But it could not quite match the might of Terminator Genisys, according to social data analyst Way To Blue.
The latest in the Terminator franchise generated more than 5,000 mentions across social media, news, forums and blogs from June 25 to July 1 as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emelia Clarke hit the publicity trail.
Of those comments, 20% expressed intent to view, meaning they would look to convert tweets into tickets.
Male stripper sequel Magic Mike Xxl drew nearly 4,800 mentions (20.6% ItV) ahead of its release in the UK this weekend.
Still generating attention after a week on release was animation Minions, which managed nearly 4,800 mentions and a strong intent to view of 38%, suggesting the Despicable Me spin-off will continue to generate strong box office.
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Zavvi has announced an exclusive Terminator Genisys 3D Limited Edition Steelbook which will include a 2D copy of the film. The final artwork for the edition is yet to be confirmed, but it is likely that the price, currently at £24.99, will not change before release.
See Also: Read our review of Terminator Genisys here
The steelbook is limited to just 4000 copies, but after distinctly average reviews from fans and critics alike, I doubt the steelbook will sell out too quickly. Zavvi have given the steelbook an initial release date of December 31st, so don’t go putting it on your lists to Santa!
In the new installment of The Terminator series, John Connor, leader of the human resistance against Skynet, sends Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect his mother, Sarah Conner, from a Terminator assassin, an unexpected turn of events creates an altered timeline. Instead of a scared waitress, Sarah »
- Jake Wilson
He's back. With the next "Terminator" flick landing in theaters on July 1st with "Terminator Genisys," we're taking a trip down memory lane to find out what your favorite stars from the action franchise have been up to since the original movie. Arnold Schwarzenegger won the world over when he hit the big screen in "Terminator" back in 1984. The flick focused on a cyborg who was sent to earth from the future to kill a waitress whose unborn child will one day become the leader of humanity against the machines. Arnold went on to steal the screen in action flicks like "Predator" to "Total Recall" after, in addition to appearing in all four "Terminator" films. In 2003, Schwarzenegger was elected as Governor of California, and again in 2006. He faced controversy in 2011 when reports surfaced that he had an extramarital affair with his house keeper which led to his divorce from longtime wife Maria Shriver. »
- tooFab Staff
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