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‘Meg’ Grabs Number One at Box Office as ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Scores Wide

The box office is upbeat on a mid-August weekend that is usually a down period. Original actioner “The Meg” (Warner Bros.), a non-franchise film, opened to $44 million domestic and $91 million foreign. That’s way beyond industry expectations.Opening more narrowly (1512 screens) and performing ahead of predictions was Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” (Focus) at just under […]

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‘The Meg’ Feasts on $97 Million Overseas, With $50.3 Million in China

“The Meg” took a shark-sized bite out of the international box office.The Warner Bros. popcorn season flick had a strong debut overseas, generating $97 million in 42 international territories. “The Meg” launched with $44.5 million in North America for a global start of $141.3 million.The big-budget shark thriller, which carries a hefty $130 million price […]

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Box Office: ‘The Meg’ Bites Off Strong $44.5 Million Debut

“The Meg” devoured the competition at the domestic box office.Warner Bros.’ big-budget shark thriller opened well above expectations, biting off $44.5 million when it opened in 4,118 North American locations. That was easily enough to nab the No. 1 slot over “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” which picked up $20 million in its third outing for […]

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August Audiences Get Hooked On ‘Meg’ Shelling Out $44M-$45M

Warner Bros./China Gravity’s co-production The Meg is swimming in with an opening between $44M-$45M at 4,118 theaters — the second widest August release after Suicide Squad (4,255 locations).This is to be commended. Tracking, the industry nor Warner Bros. ever thought that another shark movie had the potential to open at this level which one studio […]

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‘The Meg’ Swims Past Box Office Expectations…But Needs More

After a stronger-than-expected $16.5 million opening Friday from 4,119 screens, Warner Bros.’ monster movie “The Meg” looks like it will beat box office expectations with a $40 million opening weekend. But is that enough?Before the weekend, “The Meg” was projected to open to $25 million, around the same total that Universal/Legendary’s “Skyscraper” opened to last […]

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