Terminator Salvation‘s first-day drew a solid $13.37M on Thursday (including approximately $3 million from midnight Wednesday performances) from 3,530 theaters.
Directed by McG and starring Christian Bale and Sam Worthington, the film is expected to take in somewhere around $60-70 million over the five-day holiday frame (Thur-Mon).
The film will get competition today with the release of 20th Century Fox’s Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian which opens wide in 4,096 theaters. ‘Battle of the Smithsonian is expected to at least match Terminator Salvation over its four-day frame, and perhaps even surpass it.
Elsewhere on Thursday, Star Trek took second place with $2.98M ($161.63 cume), Angels & Demons was third with $2.62M ($60.11M), X-Men Origins: Wolverine was fourth with $0.81M ($155.25M) and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past took fifth place with $0.55M ($42.14M).
Source: Box Office Mojo