The film did not perform very well at the box office. Having been made on an estimated budget of $20,500,000, it went on to earn less than $43,000,000 in the United States and less than $88,000,000 worldwide.
Jaws 3-D was rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America.
In 1987 a sequel, Jaws: The Revenge, was released.
The sons of police chief Brody must protect civilans at a Sea World-like theme park after a gigantic 35 foot shark becomes trapped there.