Shark film 'The Meg' makes splash at box office


Posted at Aug 14 2018 01:31 AM

"The Meg," the Hollywood flick featuring Jason Statham battling the giant shark Megalodon, made a splash at the local box office on its opening weekend, distributor Warner Bros. Pictures said.

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The Jon Turteltaub-directed film raked in P63.4-million on its first five days in Philippine cinemas, making it the biggest opener for Warner Bros. in the country this year, ahead of "Rampage" with P59.7-million, and "Tomb Raider" P57.6-million.

Also starring Li Bingbing, "The Meg" follows a former deep-sea rescue diver (Statham) who is recruited to rescue a team of scientists trapped in a submerged structure, after being attacked by a mysterious creature.

The Megalodon, long thought to be extinct, turns out to be alive and surfaces once more.