While this summer blockbuster didn't terminate the record books, it did post a solid showing in its first day of release. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Terminator Salvation brought in $13.3 million during its opening day on Thursday. The total was said to include the estimated $3 million from Wednesday night midnight screenings.
The Christian Bale/Sam Worthington film is said to be tracking at $70 million for the full five-day holiday frame, although it does have some competition this weekend as well. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, which opens today, was tracking at $50 million for the holiday weekend and the spoof comedy Dance Flick was said to open somewhere in the teen millions.
Two recent summer hits also fared well on Thursday, with Star Trek's $3 million gross taking second place for the day, pushing the J.J. Abrams film to $161 million total and Angels & Demons came in third with $2.6 million, taking its total gross just past $160 million.