John Young
May 22, 2009 AT 10:24 PM EDT

Terminator Salvation, the fourth movie in the Terminator series, opened to $13.4 million on Thursday, according to Box Office Mojo. The tally puts the apocalyptic action film, which stars Christian Bale, on pace for a five-day gross of more than $70 million. Over the four-day holiday weekend, Terminator Salvation will be fighting for box-office victory against the family comedy Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, which opens Friday.

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