‘The Meg’ chomps $44.5M, ‘BlacKkKlansman’ opens strong at box office

Lee’s critically acclaimed “BlacKkKlansman” also opened strongly with $ 10.8 million in 1,512 theaters. The Focus Features release, which took the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival in May, was timed to the anniversary of the violent clashes between white nationalists and anti-racism counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Va. Lee’s film, produced by Jordan Peele (“Get Out”), is a true-life tale of African-American police detective Ron Stallworth (played by John David Washington, son of Denzel), who in 1979 infiltrated a Colorado Springs cell of the Ku Klux Klan.

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