Meg, The: Shark Thriller Tops Box-Office

Warner’s big-budget shark thriller, The Meg, opened well above expectations, earning $44.5 million in 4,118 North American locations.  “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” picked up $20 million in its third outing.

A co-production with China, The Meg will have to secure big returns overseas to justify its expensive $130 million production budget.

Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman debuted in fifth place with $10.8 million in 1,500 locations, earning director Spike Lee his best opening in over a decade.

Lee’s Cannes Grand Prix winning biopic crime drama, which debuted on the first anniversary of the deadly Charlottesville rally, has maintained enthusiasm with a promising 97% Rotten Tomatoes rating and A- CinemaScor