According to The Hollywood Reporter it seems Terminator Salvation will be debuting on TNT as part of a 13-title Warner Bros. movie package that was picked up by the network and TBS.

Other films in the deal are Watchmen, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Gran Torino and the as yet unreleased The Hangover, The Informant from (Steven Soderbergh and Matt Damon), and Guy Ritchie's holiday release of Sherlock Holmes that stars Robert Downey Jr.

TNT and TBS nabbed exclusive TV rights to the 13 movies, which start airing on the networks about 30 months from their U.S. releases.

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Terminator Salvation will play on the cable station at the end of 2011.

Apparently, license fees for the films are tied in with their boxoffice performance. They are expected to average 10%-12% of their domestic grosses.

For example, Terminator Salvation has made $69 million at the domestic box office. Depending on how it finally plays out theatrically, it might earn earn $15 million to $24 million from TNT.

Also folded into the deal are Observe and Report, Inkheart, Pride and Glory, the Cameron Diaz horror film The Box, Orphan, and the Kate Beckinsale action flick Whiteout.

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