The Meg has exceeded all expectations in the box office this weekend, ranking $44 million domestically and another $97 million overseas.

The Meg seemed like a joke when it was first announced, like Jaws on speed, but apparently this weekend everyone wanted a piece of Jason Statham and a giant-ass shark. Seriously, that’s a hell of a lot of money for a movie which is essentially a more “serious” Sharknado.

The movie, according to Box Office Mojo, has become the biggest grossing movie in North America, surpassing Mission Impossible: Fallout’s third weekend. It’s also Warner Bros.; the best weekend debut of the year so far, outselling the likes of Ready Player One and Oceans 8.

Simply put, everyone wants to see a movie about a giant fucking shark.

This put’s the weekend’s US Box Office charts as follows:

  1. The MEG
  2. Mission Impossible: Fallout
  3. Disney’s Christopher Robin
  4. Slenderman
  5. BlacKkKlansman
  6. The Spy Who Dumped Me
  7. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
  8. The Equalizer 2
  9. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
  10. Ant-Man and the Wasp
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The Meg is available in theatres now.

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