Get ready for the ultimate adrenaline rush this summer in “Meg 2: The Trench,” a literally larger-than-life thrill ride that supersizes the 2018 blockbuster and takes the action to higher heights and even greater depths with multiple massive Megs and so much more! Dive into uncharted waters with Jason Statham and global action icon Wu Jing as they lead a daring research team on an exploratory dive into the deepest depths of the ocean. Their voyage spirals into chaos when a malevolent mining operation threatens their mission and forces them into a high-stakes battle for survival. Pitted against colossal Megs and relentless environmental plunderers, our heroes must outrun, outsmart, and outswim their merciless predators in a pulse-pounding race against time. Immerse yourself in the most electrifying cinematic experience of the year with “Meg 2: The Trench” – where the depths of the ocean are matched only by the heights of sheer, unstoppable excitement!
Warner Bros. Pictures and CMC Pictures present “Meg 2: The Trench,” with Statham and Jing headlining an ensemble cast that also includes Sophia Cai (“The Meg”), Page Kennedy (“The Meg”), Sergio Peris-Mencheta (“Rambo: Last Blood”), Skyler Samuels (“The Gifted”), and Cliff Curtis (“Avatar” franchise).
“Meg 2: The Trench” is directed by Ben Wheatley (“In the Earth,” “Free Fire”), from a screenplay by Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber (“The Meg,” “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts”) and Dean Georgaris (“The Meg,” “Lara Croft: Toom Raider – The Cradle of Life”), and a screen story by Dean Georgaris and Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber, based on the novel The Trench by Steve Alten. The film is produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura (“The Meg,” “Bumblebee”) and Belle Avery (“The Meg,” “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead”), and executive produced by Jason Statham, Cate Adams, Ruigang Li, Catherine Xujun Ying, Wu Jing, E. Bennett Walsh, Erik Howsam, Gerald R. Molen and Randy Greenberg.
Joining director Wheatley behind the camera are director of photography Haris Zambarloukous (“Belfast,” “Murder on the Orient Express”), production designer Chris Lowe (“The Gray Man,” “No Time to Die”) and editor Jonathan Amos (“Baby Driver,” “Paddington 2”). The visual effects supervisor is Pete Bebb (“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” “Inception”), and costume designer is Lindsay Pugh (“The Matrix Resurrections,” “Krypton”). The music is by Harry Gregson-Williams (“The Meg,” “The Martian”).
Warner Bros. Pictures and CMC Pictures present, in association with DF Pictures, a di Bonaventura/Apelles Entertainment, Inc. production, a Ben Wheatley film, “Meg 2: The Trench.” It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures and is set to open in theatres in North America on August 4, 2023 and internationally beginning 02 August 2023.
Director Eli Roth might be known to us for his Cult Classics and Horrors, but he makes his first foray into the children’s genre a winning one. THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS opens on-top with $24.6 from 3,592 theatres for Universal Pictures. Starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett, the Film gets 67% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore.
In second is A SIMPLE FAVOR with $10.5 million also for Universal Pictures. The Thriller starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick, also Director Paul Feig’s first try in Film outside of Comedy, has made $32.7 million over two weeks.
In third is THE NUN with $9.4 million for Warner Bros., just surpassing $100 million domestically in three weeks.
THE PREDATOR lands in fourth with $8 million for 20th Century Fox, a total $39.7 in two weeks for the TIFF ’18 Midnight Madness selection.
CRAZY RICH ASIANS still continues to slay in fifth with $6.3 million, tallying $159.2 million now over six weeks for Warner Bros.
FAHRENHEIT 11/9 opens with $2.8 million from 1,719 theatres, in eighth. This latest effort from Documentarian Michael Moore, gets 80% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore for Briarcliffe Entertainment and levelFILM.
LIFE ITSELF which like the Moore Film just debuted at TIFF ’18, opens in ninth with $2.1 million for Amazon Films/VVS Films, getting 13% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore. It has an all-star Cast including Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Annette Bening, Mandy Patinkin and Olivia Cooke.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is THE MEG with $2.1 million, a total $140.3 million over seen week for Warner Bros.
It’s a three-peat for CRAZY RICH ASIANS staying at #1 once again this weekend with $23 million for Warner Bros. It plays at 3,865 theatres, tallying-in at $118.7 million over three weeks.
THE MEG continues to stay afloat in second with $10.1 million in its fourth week for Warner Bros., a domestic total of $123 million.
In third is OPERATION FINALE with $6.4 million for MGM, playing at 1,818 theatres. The Drama starring Sir Ben Kingsley and Oscar Isaac, gets 62% on the Tomatoneter and an A- CinemaScore. It doesn’t yet have a Canadian release.
Debuting in sixth is SEARCHING starring John Cho, which is a feat in diversity with two Films starring Asian-American lead actors in the Top Ten. It earns $5.7 million from 1,198 theatres for Sony Pictures, getting 91% from Critics on the Tomatoneter. The Asian-American community have rallied to create the #GOLDOPEN campaign getting them to support this Film, hot off the success of Crazy Rich Asians.
MILE 22 rounds-out the Top Ten for STX ENTERTAINMENT/VVS Films with $3.7 million from 2,950 theatres scross North America. It has made $32.8 million to date.
CRAZY RICH ASIANS goes strong a second straight week at the Box Office taking the top spot once again with $25.5 million from 3,526 theatres and a healthy $77.4 million over two weeks for Warner Bros.
In second spot is THE MEG surpassing the $100 million-mark for Warner Bros. in just three weeks, earning $11.6 million this weekend.
THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS opens in third with $10.2 million from 3,256 theatres for STX Entertainment/VVS Films. It gets 23% on the Tomatometer and a C- CinemaScore.
In fourth is MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT with $8.2 million, a total $194 million grossed five weeks domestically for Paramount Pictures.
A.X.L., centering on a robot dog, rounds-out the Top Ten for Global Road Entertainment/Open Road Films with $2.3 million from 1,710 theatres. It gets 26% on the Tomatoneter and a B+ CinemaScore.
It’s a new era! With audiences embracing inclusion and diversity more and more, CRAZY RICH ASIANS is the Movie of the Now, taking the top of the Box Office with $21.6 million from 3,384 theatres for Warner Bros. Not only are Critics in love with the Kevin Kwan Bestseller Adaptation, it gets an A CinemaScore from Audiences which should be enough to propel it in coming weeks with word of mouth. Directed by Jon M. Chu, it opened Wednesday night, for a total $31 million over five days.
THE MEG continues to take a bit at the competition in second with $20 million from 4,118 theatres making it a Warner Bros. Top-Two. Over two weeks the shark Action-Thriller has made $82.6 million.
In third is MILE 22 with $14.3 million from 3,250 theatres for STX Entertainment/VVS Films. The fourth collaboration between Director Peter Berg and star Mark Wahlberg, gets 20% on the Tomatometer and a B- CinemaScore.
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT is in fourth with $10.9 million for Paramount Pictures, a total $181 million over four weeks.
ALPHA debuts in sixth with $9.4 million from 2,719 theatres for Sony Pictures. The story about the first friendship between man and wolf, gets 84% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore.
MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN is in ninth with $3.5 million for Universal Pictures in in its fifth a week, a tally of $111.3 million made domestically.
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION gets $3.4 million for Sony Pictures, a total $153 million over six weeks.
Shark Action-Thriller THE MEG debuts atop the Box Office this weekend with $40 million from 4,118 theatres for Warner Bros. Starring Jason Statham, it gets 51% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore.
In second with $18.9 million is MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT after two weeks on-top for Paramount Pictures, earning a three week total of $160.8 million domestically.
CHRISTOPHER ROBIN is in third this weekend with $12.3 million for Disney, a two week total of $49.9 million.
Debuting in fourth is the Horror SLENDER MAN with $11.8 million from 2,358 theatres for Sony Screen Gems/Sony Pictures. It gets 15% on the Tomatometer.
BLACKKKLANSMAN debuts in fifth with $9.4 million from 1,512 theatres for Focus Features/Universal Pictures. This latest effort from Spike Lee gets 97% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is ANT-MAN AND THE WASP with $3.9 million for a total of $203 million grossed over six weeks in North America.
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