Jaws continues to captivate audiences after returning to cinemas for the first time in IMAX and 3D this weekend, racking up $3.220 million at the domestic box office.
On Friday, the film swam its way into eighth place at the domestic box office, behind extended cuts of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Bullet Train, Top Gun: Maverick, and The Invitation, with $870,000. On Sunday, the film slightly decreased to $860,000, finishing off the holiday weekend by adding another $690,000 during Labor Day, putting it in eighth place at the box office.
Jaws was first released in 1975, and it is often credited as the first summer blockbuster, despite the fact that it is still popular in cinemas after all these years.
Following an IMAX release of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial earlier this summer and Spider-Man: No Way Home, which also debuted this weekend, the re-releases of popular films appear to be sufficient to entice audiences back to theaters until then. Later this month, James Cameron's science fiction epic Avatar will be available in cinemas remastered in 4k HDR to help stimulate anticipation for its long-awaited sequel.
Jaws in IMAX and 3D is now available in cinemas. Check out the official trailer for the re-release here: