Jason Statham's The Meg opens with $50M in Box office; Receives mixed responseNaveen Kumar (Author) Published Date : Aug 12, 2018 17:14 IST
One of the highly anticipated films of summer is the Jason Statham starer “The Meg” which deals with the Shark released last Friday and got a good reception in box office throughout the world comparing to the stiff competition from the various regional cinema. Unlike the predictions which said The Meg will not get a good opening, it got good response owing to the Shark genre and Jason Statham’s screen presence in the film.
The Meg opened with $51 million worldwide with a mixed response from the audience and mostly negative feedback from the critics. The film collected $16,500,000 in the domestic box office and got a huge amount of $34,500,000 in the international box office proving the popularity of Jason Statham. But the film failed to satisfy the audience as expected for a Shark film falling under a usual Heroics film.
The film got a score of 49% on Rotten Tomatoes and stated that the film is a good old-fashioned B-movie creature feature, but lacks the genre thrills that is usually expected and falls short of a complete film for summer. More reviews referred that Jason Statham and the Shark failed to thrill the audience with the edge of seat experience and is easily predicted with a practised storyline for the film. The weekend is sure to get packed with the audience, but the sustained box office run depends on the audience word of mouth.
Jason Statham's The Meg opens with $50M in Box office; Receives mixed response