Last week, I wrote an article titled: He'll Be Back: Why we Shouldn't Write off Terminator Genisys or Terminator 6 where I claimed that good takings in China could push Paramount to greenlight Terminator 6 (or Genisys 2). Now the day has come and Terminator Genisys has landed at the Chinese Box Office in vintage Terminator fashion...with a bang!
The midnight screening of the film, brought in around $2.2 million and after it's first day of release, the film has already grossed a whopping $27.4 million! According to Forbes this places Terminator Genisys fourth in the biggest debuts for a US movie ever in China, just behind Transformers 2 ($30m), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($33.9m), and Furious 7 ($63m).
This is fantastic news for the film, which even had a higher opening day in China than the juggernaut Jurassic World. The total gross of the film now stands at $353,090,000. It looks like China still does have a soft spot for Arnold Schwarzenegger and quite frankly, I don't blame them! This is the kind of news we were hoping to hear about Terminator Genisys all along!
If this keeps up, it really does look like Arnold Schwarzenegger and co. will be back for 'Terminator 2' (working title) on May 19, 2017!