We told you last week that the Tom Holland/Mark Wahlberg flick ‘Uncharted‘ was projected to make around $30 million this past weekend.
Well, thanks in large part to Holland’s star power, the movie made $44.1 million between Friday and Sunday, which was more than enough to lead the domestic box office.
The reason this proves Holland’s star power is because this movie does NOT have a lot of hype surrounding it. Critics slammed the flick before its premiere, which is a first for Holland, who has been killing the game with the recent Spider-Man trilogy.
Uncharted has received mixed reviews at best, so it’s safe to assume the 25-year-old British actor had a healthy hand in selling tickets. It also helps that ‘Uncharted’ is rated PG-13 and based on an extremely popular video game series.
Still though, movies based on video games typically don’t perform well at the box office, so it’s a nice showing.
Even with the impressive three-day total, the movie still has a long ways to go. It was made on a budget north of $120 million, so it’ll depend on ticket sales overseas to break-even.
Executives at Sony say ‘Uncharted’ welcomed a stronger-than-expected opening weekend turnout because the film is playing only in theaters. Unlike other pandemic-releases, such as ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ ‘Jungle Cruise’ and ‘Black Widow,’ people can’t immediately watch Uncharted at home.
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