Newswire: Terminator Genisys is absolutely killing it in China

The T-1000 might be made of liquid metal, but it seems the original T-800 model is made of liquid gold, because that is a form of currency, something the new Terminator movie is currently racking up like it’s a pool table. According to io9, Terminator Genysis is utterly annihilating the Chinese box office, earning $27.4 million on its first day, making it the fourth-biggest U.S. film opening ever in that country. And all of that without any clumsily shoehorned-in pandering to our Asian neighbor.

In case you’re wondering, the answer to the obvious question is yes—this means the odds of a sequel to the nationwide box-office flop just went up significantly. On a scale from “Terminator Whatisys?” to people naming their children JohnConnorGenisys, the percentage of a sequel now stands at seven grinning Arnolds cashing robo-checks. Despite only making $89 million domestically on a …

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