The Jason Statham-starring shark movie, which opened in early August, has earned over $412.79 million globally while the latest Star Wars film, which opened this past May, earned over $392.63 million at the box office during its lifetime run.
The biggest factor with the underwater monster movie overtaking the Star Wars anthology film comes down to foreign box office. As a Chinese co-production, The Meg has been a runaway success in its home country, a region which Star Wars has failed to make a serious impact commercially so far.
Overseas, Solo barely made $179 million at the box office whereas The Meg has already made $306.5 million...and counting.
Hopefully, Solo will find a larger audience when it arrives on home video in exactly two weeks while, in the meantime, The Meg has bowed only to the box office might of Crazy Rich Asians.
In theaters nationwide, director Jon Turteltaub’s The Meg stars Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Masi Oka, Cliff Curtis, Page Kennedy, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, and Rainn Wilson.
Directed by Ron Howard, Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Paul Bettany, and Woody Harrelson. The film is scheduled to arrive on digital HD/UHD on September 14 with a Blu-ray release on September 25.
(via Cinema Blend)