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’47 Meters Down’ Debuts At No. 5 In U.S. Box Office

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.

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.