47 Meters Down

47 Meters Down is a 2017 British survival horror directed by Johannes Roberts , written by Roberts and Ernest Riera, starring Claire Holt and Mandy Moore . [4]

The plot follows two sisters who go on holiday in Mexico, and is invited to close the door. When the cable holds the cage and it plummets to the ocean floor with the two girls trapped inside, they must find a way to escape, with their air fares running low and great white sharks stalking nearby. It was released in the United States on June 16, 2017 and in the United Kingdom on July 26, 2017. The film received a success, grossing over $ 54 million worldwide against a budget of $ 5.5 million.


Lisa ( Mandy Moore ) and Kate ( Claire Holt ) are sisters on holiday in Mexico . Lisa’s boyfriend has broken up with her because “she made the relationship boring”. Kate tries to cheer Lisa up by taking her dancing and dancing at 1:00 am. The sisters meet a pair of local men at a bar and two men convinces them to go out with them on a boat to watch sharks from a diving cage. Lisa is hesitant but Kate persuades her by saying it would show Lisa’s boyfriend that she is not boring and make him regret breaking up with her.

The sisters arrive at the location where they were told to meet the locals. At first sight, the boat is lackluster and is Captain Taylor. Upon meeting the girls, the captain questions the peer are experienced various. Kate has been certified, but she knows nothing. The dive cage is old and rusted, held up by thin chains and an old crane, adding further to Lisa’s apprehensions.

Captain Taylor baits the sharks. Lisa is skeptical about the entire dive, but Captain Taylor dismisses her concerns. The locals dive first in the cage. Unbeknownst to everyone on the boat, the cable supporting the cage starts to fray. The men return to the surface unharmed and Captain Taylor prepares to send Lisa and Kate down. While Lisa and Kate are in the cage, it breaks off the boat, – 47 meters down (154 ft.). This also takes them out of communication range. Kate swims up to forty meters to resume communications with Captain Taylor, who tells her Javier ( Chris J. Johnson) will be coming down with a spare winch to pull them up. He also advises them to stay in the cage as the sharks are all around. Both women are quickly running out of air, but they wait in the cage until they see a torch in the distance. Thinking that Javier can not see them, Lisa swims out to get him, Kate’s air is lower than the previous swim. Lisa swims towards the light, to the sea floor to avoid shark attacks from the bottom. A shark tries to attack Lisa but she swims into a small grotto to avoid it. Continuing to go towards the light, she comes to a crevasse with no bottom in sight.

Swimming over the cliff towards the light she finds the torch but no Javier. While looking around, she gets confused about her distance from the cage and Kate. Just as Javier appears and tries to usher back to safety he is attacked and killed by a shark. Lisa takes Javier’s spear gun and the spare winch, and swims back towards the cage. Lisa swims up and notifies Taylor to pull them up. Disaster strikes as they are being made to come back to the sea floor. This time, the cage lands on Lisa ‘s leg, pinning her down. Lisa and Kate panic as they realize they are now both.

Kate decides to swim up to talk range so that she can tell about their Lisa’s predicament. She Succeeds and Captain Taylor tells her he is sending down Some air tanks and the Mexican coast guard is an hour out. He also warns that the second tank may cause nitrogen narcosis which can lead to hallucinations. Kate finds the air tanks just as her original tank goes empty. She also finds the three flags for the coast.

As she returns to the cage, Kate is attacked and dragged away by a shark. Lisa, still in the air, spraying the gun to the tank towards her. In the process, she is cut by the spear on her hand. She attaches the new tank, and shortly after doing so, she hears Kate communicating with her on their radio; Kate is injured, and the blood is attracting more sharks. Lisa states she will find her, and uses her BCDto lift the cage, freeing her leg. After Lisa Finds Kate, Taylor informs them about the coast guard and still needs time to get back into the cage. Lisa adamantly refuses due to the nature of Kate’s wounds, and they decide to swim to the surface. As they begin to swim up, they use one of the three flares to scare the sharks. At the 20-meter mark, they are reminded by Taylor they must wait five minutes for their blood levels to acclimate. During this time, the first flare burns out. Reaching for the second flare, Kate drops it. Lisa lights the third flare, which reveals the face of a shark. The sisters are now surrounded by them and must rush to the surface.

Taylor yells for them to drop their gear and make a break for the surface. They swim as fast as they can to the surface near the boat. They ‘ve got a ring to get to the boat, one of the sharks cocks Lisa’ s legs and pulls her back down to the water. Lisa fights the shark by hitting it and gouging her eye out, which causes the shark to release her. Captain Taylor and the other men are able to pull Lisa and Kate onto the boat and begin administering first aid. However, as she has been known to be on the deck of the boat, it is revealed that it has been hallucinating for some time in the air. Her leg is still trapped under the cage on the ocean as she laughs and imagines that she is talking to Kate on the boat deck. Lisa to the surface without Kate. Lisa, as she is slowly and cautiously being brought to the surface, comes out of her hallucination, and also notices her sister is not her. She is going to Kate, realizing that Kate had been dead since the Shark attacked and dragged her away.


  • Mandy Moore as Lisa
  • Claire Holt as Kate
  • Chris J. Johnson as Javier
  • Yani Gellman as Louis
  • Santiago A. Segura as Benjamin
  • Matthew Modine as Captain Taylor


Original distributor Dimension Films HAD INITIALLY set a North American DVD and VOD release dates for 2 August 2016. HOWEVER, we 25 July 2016, Variety Reported That HAD Dimension sold the rights to Entertainment Studios . Entertainment Studios canceled the 2 August home release and instead committed to a theatrical release in the United States in summer 2017. [5] The working title for the movie was 47 Meters Down , which Dimension had changed to In the Deepfor their home release, but upon acquiring the movie Entertainment Studios reverted to the original title. Dimension had already sent out the screen and shipped DVDs to retailers before the deal took place. The DVDs, under the title In the Deep , were recalled; HOWEVER, SEVERAL retailers broke the street date and a handful of physical copies sold and Were-have since turned up on eBay as collectors’ items. [6] After the purchase, Entertainment Studios reverted to the original title 47 Meters Down . [7] The film was released theatrically in the United States on 16 June 2017. [5]

Box office

As of September 10, 2017 , 47 Meters Down has grossed $ 44.2 million in the United States and Canada and $ 9 million in other territories for a total worldwide of $ 53.2 million, against a production budget of $ 5.5 million. [3]

In North America, 47 Meters Down was released alongside All Eyes on Me , Rough Night and Cars 3 , and was originally projected to gross around $ 5 million from 2,300 theaters in its opening weekend. [8] It made $ 4.5 million on its first day (including $ 735,000 from Thursday night previews), increasing estimates to $ 11 million. It went on to start at $ 11.5 million, finishing 5th at the box office. [9] In its second weekend, the film dropped 34%, grossing $ 7.4 million and finishing 4th at the box office. [10] As of September 2017, the film was the highest-grossing indie film of 2017. [11]

Critical response

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes , the movie HAS year approval rating of 54% based are 107 reviews, with an average rating of 5.4 / 10. The website’s critical consensus reads, ” 47 Meters Down does not take icts terrifying permitted quite as far as it shoulds, icts goal toothy antagonists still offer A Few thrills for less demanding genre enthusiasts.” [12] On Metacritic , which assigns a normalized rating, the film has a score of 52 out of 100, based on 24 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”. [13] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gives the film an average grade of “C” on an A + to F scale. [9]


On September 8, 2017, it was announced that production studio, The Fyzz Facility, is working on a titled 48 Meters Down . Roberts, Riera, and Harris will be both director and writer, co-writer, and producer, respectively. The sequel will take place in Brazil and center around a group of young women Who decided to explore Some hidden underwater ruins located off-the-beaten trail. Production will be overseen by Altitude Film Sales , with potential buyers currently being sought in Toronto . [14] Entertainment Studios will once again release the film, with a planned release of June 28, 2019. [15]

See also

  • List of killer shark movies


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