‘Jaws’ Makes Big Splash This Weekend On IMAX Screens

by Thomas Tuna

Bruce still has some bite.

Jaws–Steven Spielberg’s 1975 masterpiece–was released in theaters again this long Labor Day weekend–this time on IMAX screens and in 3D–and made another killing at the box office, according to a report on Deadline.

The first of the summer blockbusters earned $1.2 million over the four days from 285 domestic screens, and came in No. 10 at the domestic box office. Its total projected four-day total from 1,246 theaters is an impressive $2.7 million.

Jaws–as all horror and film fans know–was helmed by Spielberg and was based on the 1974 novel by Peter Benchley. The film stars Roy Scheider as police chief Martin Brody who–with the help of young marine biologist Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and professional shark hunter Quint (Robert Shaw)–sets out to kill a rogue great white shark (nicknamed Bruce, after Spielberg’s lawyer).

The fan-favorite film–recognized as one of the greatest horror thrillers ever made–was nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award, and took home three golden statuettes–including one for John Williams’ pulse-pounding score.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Jaws.


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