The film has met a success never seen before. It ranks 56th in the world’s historic box office (at the 7th, if adjusted for inflation) and has returned $ 470.7 million since its release in 1975. The $ 12 million initial budget was repaid in a few days.
It marks the beginning of a long series of “blockbusters”, these big budget movies guaranteed a phenomenal success at the box office. It will take only two years to see the figures of Teeth Sea beaten by Star Wars IV, which also generated a new phenomenon: the merchandising of derivative products accompanying the release of films.