The Meg has done over 350$ million worldwide!! Wow
Gonna need around 400mil to break even, if I remember correctly. And it's really starting to level out. I don't see it going any higher than 400.
$400 to break even? How does that even work? It's got Jason Statham and a big CGI shark.
From what's being said, it has now reached 400 million. So even has been broke I'd say. Glad to see it succeed. But it's a shame it wasn't made as a more serious movie on a smaller budget. such a high return might have lead the studio to do a sequel. But, per your question, I submit the following from Wikipedia:
"With a production budget between $130–178 million, and another $140 million spent on advertisement, the film needed to gross at least $400 million in order to break-even."
"The studio spent $140 million on global prints and advertisement for the film"
This was not a low budget movie, and advertising for it was through the roof.