In regards to Tom Holland, one question has consistently plagued his young career. This of course being, is the actor capable of pulling in big box office numbers outside of Spider-Man? Well, with the recent release of Uncharted, those nagging criticisms can finally lay to rest.
Over Presidents Day weekend, Uncharted was the #1 domestic release. Sony Pictures’ latest overperformed initial projections of $30m with a $44m 3-day and $51m 4-day weekend. While the global total has already surpassed $100m.
Uncharted, Sony Pictures New Hit Franchise
While not reviewed favorably by critics, the movie sits at a staggering 90% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes, prompting Sony Pictures CEO Tom Rothman, to praise the movie’s performance. According to Deadline, Rothman sent out a congratulatory letter to staff highlighting the difficult road this movie faced before finally releasing to theaters worldwide.
With over $100m in box office worldwide in just one weekend and a 90% positive audience score on Rotten Tomatoes , Uncharted is a new hit movie franchise for the company. This marks a great victory for every single division of the company as the film was our first major production entirely shut down by the advent of Covid, yet we persevered to complete a picture the audience loves and marketed and distributed it with strategic verve worldwide, despite the pandemic.
Not too shabby for PlayStation Productions’ first project, huh? We know there are several projects in the works underneath the PlayStation Productions umbrella. Most notably, The Last of Us on HBO, Twisted Metal, and Ghost of Tsushima. With the recent acquisition of Bungie and their lofty ambitions for expanding Destiny into a multimedia IP, Uncharted’s success certainly has them feeling excited about their future.
As for Uncharted itself? With Rothman calling it ‘a new hit franchise’ for the company, we can probably expect Tom Holland donning the role of our favorite treasure hunter for years to come.