Scuba diving (or “sharksploitation” if you really hated it) movie “47 Meters Down” debuted in U.S. theaters this past weekend with a US$11.5 million haul and the No. 5 spot in the box office.

The film was directed by Johannes Roberts and stars Mandy Moore and Claire Holt as sisters who wind up trapped in a shark cage on the ocean floor with dwindling air and great white sharks looming.

According to Box Office Mojo, the movie opened in 2,270 theaters, and its $11.5 million haul is a bit ahead of industry expectations, which were around $10 million.

Entertainment Studios Founder, Chairman and CEO Byron Allen said:

“We are very happy with our first wide release, 47 Meters Down. The movie is perfect for the summer, and an absolute crowd-pleaser as indicated by our outstanding per-screen average.”

What do you think of these numbers? Did the movie exceed or match your expectations, good or bad? Was it great or did it stink like a putrid fish? Leave a comment below.

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