Sci-fi thriller The Meg had an impressive opening weekend, bringing in an estimated $44.5 million at the U.S. box office.
The Warner Bros. film about scientists trying to keep an enormous shark from causing chaos was expected to debut with $20 million domestically. It's estimated the movie brought in $141.3 million worldwide. The Meg had the biggest domestic opening for a live-action shark movie, not adjusted for inflation; The Hollywood Reporter says Jaws is still the top-grossing live-action shark film in the U.S., adjusted or not.
Mission: Impossible — Fallout dropped from the top spot to No. 2 with $20 million, followed by Christopher Robin with $12.4 million, Slender Man with $11.3 million, and Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman with $10.8 million. Catherine Garcia