Last Saturday, National Movie Day, movie theaters across the U.S. lowered ticket prices to $3 to bring audiences back to the big screen. As a result, more than 8.1 million people attended cinema screenings, although the day before cinemas had 1 million visitors, and the following day, Sunday, 1.7 million, reports The Verge.

New films were scarce in August as a result of pandemic-related production shutdowns and general supply chain issues. However, for Tom Cruise, the most profitable film of the day was Top Gun: Maverick, which added about $6 million at the box office for the long weekend. Cruise and company have kept theaters afloat all summer, in fact, bringing in $698 million since the film’s release in May. Spider-Man: No Way Home, which was released last winter, took second place at the box office.

However, the movie Jaws, which was released in 1975, was in 10th place over the weekend. Then the film earned only about $7 million in the first weekend. The film has now earned around $2.6 million over the three-day weekend. In every theater, Jaws actually outperformed all other movies in theaters.

The film was shown for the first time in IMAX in 3D, which was designed to “make you feel like you’re in the water” and received positive reviews from the audience.

Jaws, released 47 years ago, is considered by many to be the first blockbuster, and it was one of the reasons why studios began releasing their biggest films in the summer. It’s a much slower-paced film than recent big-budget hits, and the special effects have certainly gotten a lot better over the past half-century, but it seems the classics continue to be appreciated.