PG-13 | | Adventure, Drama, Horror
Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.
The film was retitled to "In the Deep" in Spring 2016 and given a VOD/DVD release date of August 2nd through Anchor Bay Entertainment and the Weinstein Co. However, one week before the planned release, the film was bought by Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios, retitled back to "47 Meters Down" and given a wide-release theatrical plan for summer 2017 through Freestyle Releasing.
Does my butt at least look cute in this?
At some point, the instructor on the boat tells the divers that he delayed sending more air tanks because that would increase their risk of narcosis. 47 meters have limited effect on divers (a common saying among divers is "40 meters one drink, 50m two drinks") and the risk of "hallucinations" is largely exaggerated in the case of two young women in good health. Besides, delaying the delivery of additional air tanks drastically increases the risk for the divers to die from lack of air, obviously a far worse scenario than narcosis (you should also consider the risk that the fall might have damaged their equipment and caused abnormal air consumption). A normal reaction should therefore have been to send additional tanks as soon as possible, ideally attached to a cable that can lead the divers back to the boat (instead of just dropping the tanks in the water with a flashing light).
One of the crew members is credited as both a safety diver, and "broccoli wrangler".
€212,877 (Italy) (28 May 2017)
$44,307,191 (USA) (17 October 2017)