Tom Holland Proves He’s A Movie Star With Impressive $44.1 Million ‘Uncharted’ Opening

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.

Are theaters back?

‘Uncharted’ Makes Nearly $4 Million From Thursday Night Previews

Tom Holland is a legit movie star right now, and just his name being on a movie poster can bring in lots of ticket sales.

His latest movie, Uncharted, which is not performing all that well with critics, still had a pretty great Thursday night preview, earning $3.7 million. Experts believe it could make around $30 million this weekend, which is a decent return, at least in pandemic times.

And honestly, if it weren’t for Holland, the movie would probably not even make half that total. He’s still riding that ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home‘ high.

Still though, even a $30 million opening wouldn’t be nearly enough to land a profit. ‘Uncharted’ worked on a budget of around $120 million, so it’ll be a challenge to reach profitability with this flick, even with the Holland boost.

International markets will be key to getting ‘Uncharted’ into the black. To that end, ahead of its domestic debut, ‘Uncharted’ opened at the international box office to a solid $21.5 million from 15 overseas markets. Along with the U.S. and Canada, the film debuts this week in Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico and South Korea.

The other big release this weekend is Channing Tatum’s ‘Dog‘ film, which could make around $10 million this weekend. It earned just over $1 million in Thursday night previews. The movie has received mostly positive reviews from critics.

Watch Tom Holland And Mark Wahlberg In New Trailer For ‘Uncharted’

Sony Pictures is giving ‘Uncharted‘ fans an early Christmas present. They released a brand new trailer for the upcoming adaptation of the classic PlayStation video game that follows the adventures of thief/treasure hunter Nathan Drake.

Of course, Tom Holland plays Drake in the film. He continues to land huge role after huge role. He’s currently dominating the box office with the latest Spider-Man flick.

Joining him in ‘Uncharted’ are Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Banderas and Sophia Ali.

In the film, Drake is recruited by seasoned treasure hunter Victor ‘Sully’ Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) to recover a fortune lost by Ferdinand Magellan 500 years ago. What starts as a heist job for the duo becomes race to reach the prize before the ruthless Moncada (Antonio Banderas), who believes he and his family are the rightful heirs. If Nate and Sully can decipher the clues and solve one of the world’s oldest mysteries, they stand to find $5 billion in treasure and perhaps even Nate’s long-lost brother. 

Ruben Fleischer directed the film, best known for creating the ‘Zombieland‘ film franchise.

This movie is expected to be released inside a theater near you on February 18, 2022. Check out the trailer below…

Tom Holland Confirms He’ll Be Playing Fred Astaire In Upcoming Sony Biopic

Tom Holland will be taking a break from Spider-Man to film an upcoming Fred Astaire biopic for Sony.

There were rumors of the 25-year-old actor landing the part, and he confirmed those rumors during a recent interview with AP. He confirmed that he will play the legendary actor/singer/dancer in the upcoming biopic.

But it’s all very fresh, “The script came in a week ago. I haven’t read it yet, they haven’t given it to me,” he revealed during the interview.

He did say that Oscar-nominated producer Amy Pascal has read the script, and she FaceTimed with him while he was taking a bath.

She FaceTimed me earlier. I was in the bath. And we had a lovely FaceTime, but I will be playing Fred Astaire.

The casting decision certainly makes sense. Not only is Holland a great actor, he’s also a surprisingly talented dancer. He took lessons when he was a kid.

And he showed off his skills during this insane performance on Lip Sync Battle...

Dude is ridiculously talented.

Watch Tom Holland In The Very First Trailer For Upcoming ‘Uncharted’ Film

We all know video game adaptations haven’t always worked in Hollywood. In fact, most haven’t, but that won’t stop Hollywood from trying.

Columbia Pictures just released the first trailer for Uncharted, which is based on the popular Playstation video game by Naughty Dog. This adaptation was directed by Ruben Fleischer, the filmmaker behind the ‘Zombieland‘ film franchise.

This flick has an impressive cast featuring Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Tati Gabrielle and Antonio Banderas.

Based on one of the best-selling, most critically acclaimed video game series of all time, Uncharted introduces audiences to the young street-smart Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) and showcases his first treasure hunting adventure with wisecracking partner Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg). In an action-adventure epic that spans the globe, the two go in dangerous pursuit of “the greatest treasure never found” while also tracking clues that may lead to Nathan’s long-lost brother

As mentioned in the quote, this game is super popular. It has shipped more than 41 million units, easily making it one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time.

And you know what that means, right? This movie has millions of hardcore gamers to impress, which is not an easy task.

Uncharted will hit theaters February 18, 2022. Check out the trailer below…

Tom Holland Talks About How He Found Out He Was Cast As Spider-Man, And It’s Pretty Wild

Tom Holland is now known as Spider-Man, and he’s one of the hottest young actors in Hollywood, but just a few years back…his life was much different.

The world found out he was going to be the next Spider-Man back in June of 2015, and surprisingly, that’s when Holland found out as well.

During an interview for Variety’s Actors on Actors, the 24-year-old actor talked to fellow actor Daniel Kaluuya about the painful and extremely long audition process.

He auditioned for the role for a total of seven months, and during each round, they don’t tell you anything. Eventually, he got a call to do a screen test in Atlanta with Robert Downey Jr.

And even though there were six other actors also doing a screen test, Holland left feeling like he got the role.

There was me and six other kids, and [Robert] Downey [Jr.] was there, so we all tested with Downey, which was crazy. It’s the best audition I’ve ever done, him and I were riffing off each other. My agents told me that Marvel likes you to learn the words exactly — you can’t improvise. And then, on the first take, Downey just completely changed the scene. We started riffing with each other, and I mean, to sound like a bit of a dick, I rang my mum afterward and was like, ‘I think I’ve got it.’

Six weeks later, he (and just one other actor) got called to do a fight scene with Captain America.

And then a few weeks went by, and he hadn’t heard anything, so he thought maybe he didn’t end up getting the role. But then, as he was golfing with his father, he saw that Marvel had posted something about Spider-Man on their Instagram.

I got my computer, and my dog was sitting next to me. I type in ‘Marvel.’ I’ve still got the article saved on my computer. It said, ‘We would like to introduce our new Spider-Man, Tom Holland.’ I broke my computer, because I flipped it up in the air. It fell off my bed; my dog went nuts. I ran downstairs. I was telling my family, ‘I got the part! I got the part!’

The drama wasn’t finished though. He then remembered how Sony had just been hacked, and his brother was telling him that the news probably wasn’t real.

But finally, the studio called him to confirm the news, and the rest is history.

A New ‘Willy Wonka’ Film Is In Development, And Warner Bros. Wants Timothee Chalamet To Star

Hollywood just can’t let Willy Wonka go. They are going to ride that chocolate-making maniac until he can’t make chocolate no more.

This upcoming Willy Wonka film from Warner Bros. will reportedly follow Wonka’s early days, because apparently we need an origin story for everyone now.

The film, which will reportedly be titled Wonka, is set to be released in March of 2023, and according to the reports, the studio wants either Timothee Chalamet or Tom Holland to play the eccentric chocolatier.

In 2018, when news of this film first hit the internet, it was being reported that the studio wanted Ryan Gosling, but it looks like they have decided to go in a younger direction.

While it’s unclear whether Holland or Chalamet are actively pursuing this part, it’s easy to see Chalamet as a younger version of Johnny Depp’s take on Wonka, whereas Holland is more of a song-and-dance man in the vein of a young Gene Wilder.

According to the report, neither actor has been offered the role, but insiders say the studio really wants one of them, so we’ll see what happens in the coming months.

Apple TV+ Releases First Trailer For ‘Cherry’ Starring Tom Holland

If you’re excited to see Tom Holland out of a Spider-Man costume, then you’ve come to the right place.

The 24-year-old actor took a break from the Spidey world to star in the upcoming drama film, Cherry.

The movie, which was directed by the Russo Brothers, follows the true life tale of a Iraq War hero battling PTSD and addiction, who starts robbing banks while trying to transition to civilian life.

Nico Walker wrote the novel of which this film is based on, and it’s based on his own personal story, so Holland’s performance will be under great scrutiny.

Ciara Bravo is set to co-star in the film, alongside Jack Reynor, Michael Rispoli, Jeff Wahlberg, Forrest Goodluck and Michael Gandolfini.

Apple is hoping this makes a splash during awards season. They acquired worldwide rights to the film back in September for $40 million.

It’s set to be released inside theaters and on their streaming platform come February 26, 2021.

Check out the trailer below…

Check Out The First Poster For Tom Holland’s Upcoming Film ‘Cherry’

You may know Tom Holland best as Spider-Man, but he’s not confined to the superhero space when it comes to acting.

He’s got Oscar-level talent, and some people say he has the potential to get nominated for his upcoming drama ‘Cherry‘ which is based on the novel of the same by Nico Walker.

Holland teamed up with the Russo brothers to create this film, which features Holland as an U.S. Army medic who returns home to Ohio and develops an opioid addiction.

Ciara Bravo stars as Holland’s character’s wife, who also becomes an addict. The young couple begin robbing banks into to fund their drug habit.

The impressive cast list includes Bill Skarsgård, Jack Reynor and Forrest Goodluck.

In an interview a few weeks back, the Russo brothers talked about how personal this story is for them..

We have a lot of people in our family that have either passed on or died from the crisis, or are struggling with their current addiction.

This is a movie that’s supposed to define the experience of having PTSD, the experience of being addicted to opioids.

Below, you can find the poster, which has people a little confused, considering you can’t really make out that it says “cherry” at the bottom.

In any event, the movie will hit select theaters in February and then be released on Apple TV+ on March 12.

Tom Holland Reveals How A Drunken Phone Call With Disney’s Bob Iger Might Have Saved Spider-Man

You all probably remember the ‘Spider-Man’ drama earlier this year. The franchise was *this close* to being pulled out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe because they couldn’t work out a deal with rights owner Sony.

Thankfully, the two companies were able to work out an agreement, but not before causing a lot of tears. Tom Holland recently revealed that he was extremely emotional about the whole thing.

When the news first broke, he asked if he could send Disney CEO Bob Iger an email…

I just wanted to say thank you, I wanted to say, ‘This has been an amazing five years of my life, thank you for changing my life in the best way, and I hope that we can work together in the future,’

I got his email address, I sent him the email, and then he responded very quickly saying, ‘I’d love to jump on the phone at some point, when are you free?’ And you don’t give Bob Iger a schedule, you’re like, ‘Whenever, Bob.’

And as luck would have it, Iger called him while he was at a “pub quiz” with his family. He admitted to Jimmy Kimmel that he was “three pints in” on a fairly empty stomach when Iger called him.

I’m like, ‘I think this is Bob Iger…but I’m drunk.’ So my dad’s like, ‘Just take the call, you’ll do fine!’ I basically just said, ‘Thank you for the opportunity,’ and he said, ‘There is a world in which we can make this work’ and then there were a bunch of phone calls back and forth.

I weeped. No, I didn’t weep — I did, yeah. Yeah, no, I was really emotional because I felt like it was all coming to an end.

So who knows, maybe it was Holland’s tears that made Iger want to reach an agreement more. It’s tough to hear a grown man cry, you know?

Check out the full interview below…