Monday Morning Box Office Report: The Meg Proves Bigger Than Expected

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Going into the weekend there was a feeling that The Meg might be a decent late summer entry for Warner Brothers and that it had a shot at dethroning Mission: Impossible – Fallout. It turns out the giant shark thriller completely blew M:I out of the water with a massive $44.5 million debut ($141 million worldwide). That is way beyond expectations and quite a bit more than The Shallows and 47 Meters Down made in previous years, although obviously it had a higher budget and bigger cast. It is also the biggest opening of Jason Statham’s career not counting the Fast & Furious movies. Elsewhere Mission: Impossible – Fallout fell to second with $20 million followed by Christopher Robin in third. Slender Man opened in fourth with an unremarkable $11.3 million while Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman rounded out the top 5 with $10.8 million, making it one of his biggest hits in quite some time.

1. The Meg — $44.5M
2. Mission: Impossible – Fallout — $20M
3. Christopher Robin — $12.4M
4. Slender Man — $11.3M
5. BlacKkKlansman — $10.8M
6. The Spy Who Dumped Me — $6.6M
7. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again — $5.8M
8. The Equalizer 2 — $5.5M
9. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation — $5.1M
10. Ant-Man and the Wasp — $4M

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