In which year was the blockbuster movie Jaws released?
Jaws was huge when it was released in 1975. The Steven Spielberg thriller became the highest-grossing film when it was released. Jaws set the benchmark for what a summer blockbuster should be like. The movie was based on a novel of the same name by Peter Benchley, who actually helped write the screenplay.
Jaws was so successful in scaring its audience that people stopped going to the beach after the movie’s release. There was also an increase in reports of shark sightings. The movie unfortunately portrayed sharks as more terrifying than they actually are and led to an increase in the killing of them.