‘Terminator Genisys’ falls in US, flies in South Korea

July 6, 2015
"Terminator Genisys" (Yonhap)

“Terminator Genisys” (Yonhap)

“Terminator Genisys” may have flopped in the U.S. box office this July 4 weekend, but it’s flying high in South Korea.

The film drove about 1.24 million ticket sales through the weekend, taking the country’s No. 1 spot ahead of domestic pic “Second Battle of Yeonpyeong,” according to Yonhap.

South Korean movie star Lee Byung-hun appears as T-1000 in the film, which returns Arnold Schwarzenegger to his iconic role, and which cast “Game of Thrones” actress Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor.

In the U.S., “Terminator Genisys” drew a disappointing $28.7 million — less than half of its expected gross — from Friday through Sunday, at No. 3. According to Box Office Mojo, the film’s domestic gross as of Sunday was at $44.2 million. It grossed $85.5 million in foreign countries.