The Meg , the story of the discovery of a prehistoric shark 23 meters in length, has been a mouthful of the North American box office this weekend, according to the final figures released Monday by the company Exhibitor Relations.

The monster film, in which Jason Statham plays a former diver pushed out of his voluntary isolation by Chinese oceanographers, raised $ 44.4 million.

Paul Dergarabedian, an expert with ComScore, has seen a “bigger than expected” start in Canada and the US, with an “impressive” recipe. According to him, at the world level, the film has garnered $ 141.3 million.

Second place went to Mission Impossible: Fallout , with the indefatigable Tom Cruise, aka Ethan Hunt, and his $ 19.3 million weekend ($ 161.3 million in three weeks). According to Mr. Dergarabedian, he has gained 437.6 million worldwide.

Third, with $ 13 million, Christopher Robin , Disney’s adaptation in real shots of Winnie the Pooh’s adventures. It has raised 50.5 million since its release two weeks ago.

 

The horror film Slender-Man , directed by the Franco-American Sylvain White, enters directly in fourth place, with 11.3 million.

In fifth place, another weekend outing: Spike Lee’s film-pamphlet, Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival, BlacKkKlansman , pocketed $ 10.8 million. It is inspired by a true story.

Here is the rest of the Top 10:

6 –  The Spy Who Dumped Me (6.5 million, 24.4 in two weeks)

7 – Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (5.9 million, 103.9 in four weeks)

8 – The Equalizer 2 (5.4 million, 89.5 in four weeks)

9 –  Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (5.2 million, 147 million in five weeks)

10 –  Ant-Man and the Wasp  (4.1 million, 203.6 million in six weeks)