Terminator: Dark Fate beat box office competition but fell significantly short of expectations as it debuted to $29 million in North America. The studio was hoping for $40 million during its first three days in theaters, and it cost $185 million to make. Does it mean it’s a bad movie? Not necessarily. It got favorable reviews and 69% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Joker benefited from Halloween and held steady at No. 2 with $14 million in its fifth weekend of release. Joker has generated a huge $299 million in North America and $934 million globally, putting it on track to clear the $1 billion mark worldwide.