A poor showing at the U.S. box office has reportedly halted all future plans for a new Terminator film series. ‘Terminator Genisys’ did well internationally, grossing 112 million in China but despite that the film budgeted at over 150 million will still likely lose money according to The Hollywood Reporter.
‘Terminator Genisys’ came out in the U.S. on July 1st of this year and garnered very little interest despite the return of the Terminator himself Arnold Schwarzenegger. Overall it earned $440 million worldwide, against a $155 million budget but due to its marketing campaign and other expenses it will still lose money and that was enough for the studio to put the entire series on an indefinite hold. A turn that must disappoint producer David Ellison who while promoting ‘Genisys’ outlined his whole plan for a “Terminator universe” which he compared to Marvel. He had two more films and a TV show planed but that’s all on ice now.
‘Terminator Genisys’ is available on digital HD October 20th and Blu-Ray November 10th. A successful home video launch might be enough for the studio to revers the decision to ice the new series but it’s unlikely at this point.