Since Friday’s release of the Warner Bros. movie “The Meg” the film has received mixed reviews. The prehistoric shark film, has since chomped down at the box office, earning $34.5 million dollars since its international release. These numbers are on top of the $16.2 million earned on Friday in China alone. This is no flash in the pants shark movie, the estimates are upwards of $90 million overall since it premiered. The numbers are growing worldwide for the film it seems. The Meg swallowed nearly $27 million from 26,705 screens around the world including places like Korea, France, Australia and Japan.
The production companies involved in this creation are: Warner Bros., Flagship Entertainment and Di Bonaventura Pictures. It is doing quite well in China it seems at the box office gate. After Saturday’s premiere estimations are set to climb to the mid-high $40 million dollar range. This is after three days time. While “The Meg” is in English, it is themed around different Chinese elements as well.
The sci-fiction thriller, centers around a shark that disables and traps a crew deep at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. They are in a terrifying situation, as they are sharing the ocean with a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark known as the Megalodon. Actor Jason Statham, portrays Jonas Taylor who takes the helm in this deep sea saga. Bingbing Li plays Suyin, Rainn Wilson is Morris and Ruby Rose is Jaxx among others, who try and stay alive in this adventure of extremes.
On movie critic sites like Rotten Tomatoes, the movie scored a 48% tomatometer rating with 58% of the audience overall enjoying the film overall. According to critic Katie Walsh from The Tribune, “The film delivers on silly-stupid-summer-fun, while also exceeding expectations in terms of action and set-pieces. I had a blast and I loved that it was a bigger more serious version than I thought it was going to be.”
Christy Lemire from What the Flick?! said: “I wanted this movie to be wackier, crazier, and over the top, the problem is that it’s PG-13.”
If you have a few hours to kill, watch this one on a hot summer day but be prepared to cool off afterward.