Universal Pictures is in talks to remake ”Jaws.” The company allegedly wants “IT” and “IT Chapter 2” director Andy Muschietti to direct the remake. In 2016, Steven Spielberg said, “I would never remake one of my own movies – starting with Jaws. I would never remake Jaws.”
The original Jaws had a budget of $7 million and ended up making $470,653,000 at the box office. However the sequels didn’t pan out as well. Jaws 2 earned $187,884,007, Jaws 3 made $87,987,055, and 1987’s Jaws: The Revenge made $51,881,013.
It wasn’t only profits to plummet in the Jaws sequels, review scores also nosedived. Jaws received a near-perfect 98% score from Rotten Tomatoes, Jaws 2 earned a 60% score, Jaws 3 dropped to a 10% score, and Jaws: The Revenge got an abysmal 0% score. That caused Universal Pictures to bury the shark-centric movie franchise.