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August 12, 2018

Weekend Box Office: ‘The Meg’ Scores $44.5 Million, Swallowing the Competition Whole

Shark or no shark, it looks like audiences could just not stay out of the water this weekend. The Meg opened big, easily surpassing estimates by taking in $44.5 million in its first weekend. The film—which sees noted marine biologist Jason Statham taking on a massive prehistoric shark—knocked Tom Cruise back down to second place, as Mission: Impossible – Fallout nabbed $20 million in its third weekend. A big shark comes with a big price tag for Warner Bros., though. The Meg’s reported budget is $130 million, a number that the studio will need audiences overseas to …

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