So is “TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY 3D” really struggling at the box-office?

After our recent news report that, according to Forbes, it looks like Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D may turn out to be a box-office disappointment in the United States, some Terminator fans became furious!  They wondered how could a news site judge box-office disappointment with a movie in such a limited release? T2 in 3D is only playing in 463 theaters for crying out loud!

First, to refresh your memory, this is what Forbes reported (after calling T2 a “bomb” in its headline):

FORBES:  “Finally, for what it’s worth, Terminator 2: Judgment Day returned to theaters this weekend, via 463 3D auditoriums. The James Cameron action classic earned around $275,000 yesterday for what will likely be a $880k weekend. That’s not good, even by the standards of 1980′s and 1990′s classics doing the 3D reissue thing. Top Gun 3D (which also played in IMAX) earned $1.9 million in its opening weekend in 2013 while Raiders of the Lost Ark earned $1.6m via same in 2012. And that’s not even counting much bigger and more high-profile reissues (Titanic, The Lion King, Jurassic Park, etc.) over the last several years.”

Probably the best comparison Forbes could make is comparing Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D… to the 3D converted, limited theatrical re-release of Tom Cruise’s Top Gun 3D in 2013. Let’s compare the United States opening weekend gross of both of these movies:

If you look at the chart, in 2013 “Top Gun 3D” made almost 2 Million dollars in only 300 movie theaters. Now if Forbes’ weekend estimation holds true for “Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D”, T2 will make under 900 Thousand dollars and is playing in 163 MORE movie theaters than “Top Gun 3D”.

With “Terminator 2” widely considered a bigger, more popular movie than “Top Gun”, this news can certainly be perceived as a disappointment for T2 in 3D.

We did not enjoy writing this article but it’s important we keep fans informed.

We’ll be back.


3 thoughts on “So is “TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY 3D” really struggling at the box-office?”

  1. This movie should have released in 2011(20th anniversary) instead of 2017. 2011 was just 2 years after the release of Avatar; both James Cameron 3D movies were still very popular back at that time period. Nowadays, there are lots of people who don’t like both Schwarzenegger (his embarrassing love affair scandal) and James Cameron (his negative comments on Wonder Woman).


  2. I feel there was lack of promotion. Moreover the recent disaster in Texas does afect the Film . I saw the film on the 24th , with a total of 8 people at the showroom . I know people in Texas that wants to see the film but they are dealing with the hurricane issue .

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