‘Meg 2’ Falls Short Of Original Film At Domestic Box Office

by Thomas Tuna

Can the new meg tread water?

Meg 2: The Trench–the seafaring sequel to the 2018 horror hit–hit projections at the domestic box office in its opening weekend, but still fell far short of the bar set by the original film.

Airing in 3,500 domestic theaters this week, Meg 2 earned a respectable $28 million–good for a third-place finish–but sank below the $45 million raked in by the first movie during its opening, according to a report on Deadline.

The PG-13 shark feature–directed by Ben Wheatley from a screenplay by Dean Georgaris and Jon Hoebler–stars the returning Jason Statham–along with Cliff Curtis, Shuye Sophia Cai, Page Kennedy, Wu Jing, Sienna Guillory, Skyler Samuels and Sergio Peris-Mencheta.

The original The Meg–based on Steve Alten’s 1997 Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror–was directed by Jon Turtelbaum, and follows a U.S. Navy diver (Statham) as he tries to rescue scientists from a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark called a megalodon.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on Meg 2: The Trench.


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