|Uncharted set a record With a $44.1 Million Weekend Box Office Victory in the United States|
Uncharted Strikes a $44.1 Million Domestic Weekend Box Office Victory
Along with Spider-Man: No Way Home, Tom Holland has accounted for two of the top five films at the box office.
The film Uncharted has struck gold with a $44.1 million domestic weekend box office win, and the Tom Holland-led video game adaptation is expected to earn a total of $52 million through the President’s Day holiday.
As Variety reports, Uncharted also grossed $55.4 million overseas, bringing its global total to $139 million. That’s more than enough to cover its $120 million production budget.
In our Uncharted review, which is currently only available in theaters, we said, “Uncharted is a safe yet useful piece of a new globe-spanning adventure. As a young Nathan Drake, Tom Holland is fun to watch and Mark K. There’s good chemistry together. Wahlberg’s Victor Sullivan, even though his opponents are pretty forgettable, and the story never thinks outside the treasure box.”
As noted by Eric Davis of Fandango and Rotten Tomatoes, Uncharted had the fourth-highest-grossing video game opening weekend of all time in North America. Although it surpassed Angry Birds’ $38 million, it failed to surpass Tomb Raider (2001’s $47 million), Detective Pikachu’s $54 million, and Sonic the Hedgehog’s $58 million.
Dog, which stars Channing Tatum as a former Army Ranger who is driving the Pacific Coast with his dog to attend a fellow soldier’s funeral in time, took second place with $15.1 million. That’s already enough to cover its budget of $15 million, and it undoubtedly helped that it came up with the tagline, “Don’t worry, the dog doesn’t die.”
Not only satisfied with being the #1 film of the weekend, Holland also took the #3 spot as Spider-Man: $7.2 million in ticket sales for No Way Home was enough to get it there. Spider-Man: No Way Home’s domestic total has now reached $771.74 million and is more than enough to make it the third-highest-grossing domestic film of all time.
Death on the Nile ranked fourth with $6.3 million, bringing its global total to $90 million. Jacks Forever finished in the top five with $5.2 million and crossed the $47 million mark domestically.
Source: Adam Bankhurst, IGN, Direct News 99