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US box office July 5: Terminator Genisys, worse start in the franchise since Terminator 2

Two big muscled outputs were weekend program of this week- end of July 4th (US National Day): Terminator Genisys and Magic Mike XXL . Alas, three times alas, none of them could dethrone Jurassic World and Vice Versa at Yankee box office. With $ 43.8 million, Jurassic World is always invincible. And with a total of 558.1 million in the US, this is the film that became the biggest hit of 2015 for the moment, the wing Avengers: The Age of Ultron (454.1 million). Globally, Jurassic World is at 1.303 billion, still below of Avengers 2 (1.373 billion) and Fast & Furious 7 (1.511 billion ). We repeat, only Star Wars: The Force Clock will beat its figures in December. When in Vice Versa , it sticks to the coattails of Jurassic World earning 30.1 million in its third weekend. The latest Pixar, carried by rave reviews, has already earned 246.1 million in the USA. This is the seventh biggest hit of the studio, but it is not finished: Vice Versa should easily finish his career with more than 300 million, and thus become the third best Pixar

>>> Our criticism of Terminator Genisys, which is far from the disaster foretold

Terminator Genisys thus starts only third. And not in a great shape with only $ 28.7 million this weekend. We’re not going to tell stories, it is the 19th best start of the year ( Spy with Melissa McCarthy was 29 million and A continuing tomorrow 33 million) . And this is the worst start of the franchise since the first Terminator in 1984. Terminator 2: Judgement Day was 31.7 million in 1991 (55.3 million today’s dollars). In July 2003, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines started at 44 million (56.8 million in 2015 with inflation). And in May 2009, Terminator Salvation not harvested 42.5 million for its start-up weekend, beaten soundly by Night at the Museum with Ben Stiller (54 1 million). Paramount chose to release the film on July 1 and total over five days is only 44.1 million. Barely more than Jurassic World over three days this weekend. In short, it is the bread soup and Genisys not likely to repay its budget of 155 million-at least on American soil.

What has happened? Genisys has not convinced critics, agree, but that is not enough. The promotion was intense, briskly by Arnold Schwarzenegger . But now, without irony about the currency I’ll be back, Arnold has 68 years on July 30 and chained solo failures ( The Last Stand Sabotage and Maggie were ovens). And the public demands new faces (see Chris Pratt , crowned the hit Guardians of the Galaxy in Jurassic World ). Although the film has made the effort to recruit and highlight Emilia Clarke ( Game of Thrones ) in the role of Sarah Connor, she has not the star Power teenager to carry a film. And Genisys has been unable to round up in theaters a young audience. But now, the film is a box in the world: we are talking about $ 130 million already on the planet (the second part Lee Byung-hun is particular to talk to the Asian market). Figures will decide the fate of Genisys 2 and 3, provided by Paramount.

Speaking of nostalgia, remember, in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines a stripper told Arnold, “speaks to the hand.” And this weekend, male strippers of Magic Mike XXL trying to beat Terminator. Missed. The film starts at 11.6 million over three days. This is much, much less than the start Magic Mike first in June 2012 (39.1 million). The first film had proved a very thing, very cost: $ 167.2 million in global revenue with 113.7 million in the US for only 7 million budget. Magic Mike XXL , who gets the recipe of the film ( Channing Tatum and his band of strippers make the temperature rise) convinced critics and only cost $ 14.8 million. Slightly more than double the first game, OK, but it’s still a bargain in a world where even a movie as cheap as Fifty Shades of Grey would have at least made his studio cough up 40 million. Released as Terminator Genisys July 1, Magic Mike XXL harvested 26.6 million and was therefore already repaid, even if the string Mike will inevitably be much less filled with tickets in 2015 than in 2012.

Finally, Ted 2 plunges second week decreasing by 67% from its start. $ 11 million this weekend, for a total of only 58.3 million in the USA (and 94.3 million total on the planet). Not even enough to repay its estimated budget of 68 million. Recall that the first Ted finished his career with 549.3 million worldwide, including 218.8 million in the United States. The Universal film producer who cares, since the studio has already aligned in 2015 Fast & Furious 7 Fifty Shades Grey and Jurassic World . It will just give up on Ted 3 , and current career of writer / director / actor Seth MacFarlane : in 2012, the creator of Griffin was king of oil through the cardboard Ted and became presenter of the Oscars 2013. After a nicely botched ceremony and misogynist, and the flop of Albert west in spring 2014, Seth counted on after Ted to recover. It is missed. His next film project is a large-screen version Griffin project since 2007 and had put aside to make Ted 2 . A miscalculation on his part

Sylvestre Picard (sylvestrepicard)

US Box Office of 3 to 5 July 2015.

1) Jurassic World Trailer

2) Vice Versa Trailer

3) Terminator Genisys Trailer

4) Magic Mike XXL Trailer

5) Ted 2 Trailer

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