Box Office: ‘The Meg’ Shark Movie Takes $44.5-M in US Debut
$IMAX, $DIS, $VIA
Warner Bros. shark film The Meg is its’ biggest North American box office opening YTD debuting to $96.8-M overseas for a global take of $141.3-M. Movie goers like Shark pics.
The pic’s showing in North America was particularly good news for Warner Bros. and Gravity, which paid at least $150-M to produce the film.
In addition to besting predictions, the film prospered despite receiving a B+ CinemaScore, Vs an A. The pic skewed male (52%), while about 70% of the audience was over 25.
The Meg came in #1, while Mission: Impossible — Fallout fell to #2 in its 3rd weekend with $20-M from 3,888 theaters for a pleasing domestic total of $162-M for Paramount and Skydance.
Disney holdover Christopher Robin came in at # 3 in its 2nd frame with $12.4-M for a domestic take of $50-M and $62.1-M globally.
Screen Gems’ low-budget Slender Man, a supernatural horror film that came in #4 $11.3-M from 2,358 theaters, a D- CinemaScore is not hurting the movie
Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman rounded out the Top 5 with just $10.8-M from 1,512 theaters, a slow start for a specialty film launching in Summer. Mr. Lee’s last movie was not a big success at the box office.
The weekend’s 4th new nationwide offering was the indie Dog Days from LD Entertainment. The family comedy grossed $3.6-M from 2,357 locations.
At the specialty box office
Documentaries continued to prosper.
Focus’ Won’t You Be My Neighbor? grew its total to $21.7-M, and Neon’s Three Identical Strangers approached the $10-M mark in the US
Dinesh D’Souza’s Death of a Nation, fell 57% in its 2nd weekend to $950,000 for a domestic total of $4.5-M at the box office so far.
Have some fun, see a movie this week.