It looks like we are nearing the final stretch as the new film in, hopefully, a new trilogy, hits theaters on July 1. The previous trailers and TV spots have been a mixed bag. Some are even wondering if the marketing campaign on the film is doing more harm than good. If the makers of the new Terminator film want any reassurances, they should look at the box office earnings of the new Mad Max and Jurassic World film.
According to Veja
, Max did less than expected and still managed to pull in $300+ million worldwide. Jurassic World shocked the industry earning $511 million worldwide during its first weekend of release. Likely, the feature will top Furious 7 and Avengers: Age of Ultron. The new Terminator film is probably not going to come anywhere near close to Jurassic World’s opening, but earnings in the range of Mad Max: Fury Road are possible. Actually, Terminator: Genisys stands to do better than Mad Max because The Terminator is much more well known and iconic than the character Tom Hardy was playing.Unless the reviews for Terminator: Genisys
are awful, then the film should have legs beyond its opening weekend. It would be really difficult to see such a high-profile film go forward with an awful script. Reportedly, the script is heavy on humor but is still well written.
They still pulled in decent box office. Hopefully, the new version (which takes place in a different reality than the previous films) is going to draw in old and new fans.