The Meg finished second in its third weekend at the box office giving Warner Bros. it's second one, two punch two weekends in a row with Crazy Rich Asians finishing first. The two new big releases this weekend both finished poorly, Happy Time Murders (3rd), and A.X.L. (10th).
The Meg took in almost $13 million in the US to bring its domestic total to $105 million, internationally it took in $32.7 million this weekend bringing it's international total to $306.5 million. Its total take passed the $400 million mark hitting $411.5 million worldwide. Considering this is only it's third weekend there is a pretty good chance it could finish north of $500 million total.
Besides the US the other big market for the film has been China where the film has taken in $143 million, the film should easily pass the $150 million mark (possibly $175 million) there alone. It will be interesting to see where it ends up with its total take.
The Meg continues to perform well at the box office in its second weekend, it took in a estimated $21.15 million domestically. Internationally it also was doing well taking another $67 million this weekend. It's total US take is nearly $84 million, with the international total at $230 million, for a total worldwide of over $314 million.
The Meg finished second this weekend to Crazy Rich Asians (other WB film), but it wasn't by much about $4 million and beat the other new releases Mile 22 and Alpha. The Meg is also outperforming the two other monster films released this year, Rampage was nearly $100 million worldwide less overall at this point (although it was outperforming expectations), and Pacific Rim: Uprising never reached this point (only hitting $290 million worldwide).
The Meg has also done very well in China, the second biggest market after the US, with $117.2 million there (already beating PRU there). With a budget of around $130 million (plus it's ad budget) it won't have to do a tremendous amount more to be profitable. While these numbers are estimates they shouldn't change much and we will update them once actuals are in.
The Meg hit theaters this weekend and it did far better than it was was predicted, nearly double. It was expected to take in $20 - $25 million but instead took in $45.4 million. It's international take was also impressive taking in over $100 million, nearly half of that was from China the second biggest movie market.
The film beat both other monster films that came out this year, Pacific Rim: Uprising and Rampage at the US box office ($28 million, and $34.5 million, respectively). The film did slight less than those overseas but has a few more countries to open in. The film has had a number of fairly positive reviews, basically on par with the reception Rampage got when it was released.
It will be interesting to see if it can hold on to the box office and continue to make money, it doesn't seem to have any major competition in the next few weeks with the next true action movie being Predator (Sept 14).