On June 20, 1975 a movie about an angry fish opened in about 500 theaters around the country. It was called Jaws, it was directed a guy named Steven Spielberg, it was scary as hell, and it changed the world forever. Its unique release strategy (wide instead of limited), intense television marketing campaign, and record-breaking box office essentially created the summer movie season (and made Spielberg a household name). 40 years later, regardless of its impact, Jaws remains a masterpiece, and a much better and more interesting movie than the vast majority of so-called summer blockbusters that it birthed.
36 years ago today the great white shark took to the big screen terrifying people all over the world in 'Jaws'. Directed by Steven Spielberg, 'Jaws' opened on June 21, 1975 in 464 theatres around the country, expanding in July to 675 theatres, the biggest mass release to date, 'Jaws' went on to gross $460 million worldwide which is ranked #94 on the all time list, but #1 in scary shark movies. H