It looks like the Terminator series has been terminated. The last movie in the franchise, “Terminator Genisys” did so bad at the box office that the producers shelved all plans of resurrecting the franchise ever.
When the producers decided to produce a new sequel for the Terminator film series, they had big expectations from the behemoth. After all, all the movies from the franchise had been big hits. They were solid sellers that had broken many box office records. The producers were expecting the film to resurrect the whole franchise and spawn a couple of sequels and even a TV spin-off.
Unfortunately, the movie was panned by the audiences and critics alike. The movie review website, Rotten Tomatoes gave it a really low fresh rating of 26% and the film went on to collect a measly 89 million dollars at the box office in the US. It did slightly better in China and other territories. It was almost a hit in the Chinese market, making 122 million dollars at the box office.
The film has so far grossed 440 million dollars in domestic and overseas screenings which certifies it a hit, but one has to take into account the fact that the movie was made with a budget of 155 million dollars and it barely just pulled in the production cost.
We don’t know if “Genisys” has interested people enough to create a fanbase. If it did, those fans are probably going to be disappointed as rookie producer, David Ellison, seems to have ditched all future projects related to the franchise.
So what really went wrong with the film? Probably, nothing. The film was directed by Alan Taylor, who has made his name directing the “Game of Throne” franchise. The cast acted well and the list had some really big actors like Arnold Schwarzenegger and J.K. Simmons. It turns out that the audiences found the plot too complicated. The time travel ideas were a little too… strange. Still the critics panned it for content giving it a poor rating on both Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic. We can only say that the movie was just plagued by bad luck.
Independent reported the news first.
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