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“Terminator” Tops Timid Box Office Weekend

For the first box office weekend of November, things are rather slow at the theater. One would think a big and shiny Terminator movie with a few familiar faces would wow the box office. But it’s going to take more than that to get moviegoers jazzed about another franchise sequel.

“Terminator: Dark Fate,” the sixth chapter in the Terminator saga featuring the return of Linda Hamilton to the role of Sarah Connor, wasn’t big enough to bring in the big bucks. The film only made a meager $29 million for its weekend debut. That was enough to push it to #1 but not exactly an enthused opening gross for a film that’ll likely take a major dip next week. The other new film this week of note is “Harriet,” a period piece racial biopic, coming in at #4 with a weekend gross of $12 million. While these are not big numbers they did fair better than the two other films further down the list. “Motherless Brooklyn,” a noir picture starring Edward Norton, only mustered $3.6 million, while the animated comedy “Arctic Dogs” only grossed $3.1 million.

Mackenzie Davis stars in Skydance Productions and Paramount Pictures’ “TERMINATOR: DARK FATE.”

There were few surprises from the returning films. “Joker” and “Maleficent” remain in stiff competition with the comic book movie-making another $13.9 million while Disney’s fantasy sequel brought in another $12.1 million. And while they’re not in the top 10 yet, keep your eyes on “Jojo Rabbit” and “Parasite” which edged close to the top 10 and may make it in soon given their buzz.

Check out the top 10 box office weekend results below:

Terminator: Dark Fate ($29,000,000)
Joker ($13,925,000)
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil ($12,175,000)
Harriet ($12,000,000)
The Addams Family ($8,499,007)
Zombieland: Double Tap ($7,350,000)
Countdown ($5,850,000)
Black and Blue ($4,050,000)
Motherless Brooklyn ($3,650,000)
Arctic Dogs ($3,100,000)