Spider-Man star Tom Holland again makes a record of staying at the number one position in the box office, for the eighth time in the last two and a half months.
The video game adaptation Uncharted, distributed by Sony Pictures led the ticket sales for its second weekend of release with 23.3 million dollars. This was estimated by the studio on Sunday. The 2022 action-adventure movie also stars Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Banderas, Tati Gabrielle, and Sophia Ali in lead roles, along with Holland himself.
The Box Office Success
Unlike other films, Uncharted held its position, dropping a modest 46% from its 44 million dollar debut. In only two weeks it made $83.4 million in the US and Canadian theatres.
The big-budget film costing $120 million to make, is succeeding in the overseas market too. Even with the still expected mid-march release in China, the movie has already made $35 million internationally. This brought its worldwide collection to $226.4 million till now.
The international sales include box office from Russia, where studious have decided to keep movies in a release after the country invaded Ukraine earlier this week. On Saturday the Ukrainian Film Academy asked for boycotting the Russian Film Industry, following the invasion.
Tom Holland’s Star Power
After the huge success of Spider-Man: No Way Home, which is now considered a blockbuster, used Holland’s Star Value to expand the success of Uncharted. The 25-year-old actor’s No Way Home is still dominating the theatres. This weekend it stood in third place with $5.8 million, getting closer to $800 million in domestic ticket sales.
Both the movies benefitted from the brand as it is very rare that one movie star could reign more than a 12-week span in movie theatres.
Star power plays a huge role in the success of a film. Like Channing Tatum’s directorial debut film Dog, which has made its place in the number two spot. The MGM release declined just 32% with $10.1 million in the second weekend after its release. The film has so far made $30.9 million, rising above its making budget of $15 million. The film is about an Army Ranger and his Army dog on a road trip.
Very few movies got wide openings in movie theatres. Warner Bros.’s The Batman, a much-anticipated superhero film that has created a lot of excitement among the audience will probably be able to make its mark.
The rock band Foo Fighters horror-comedy Studio 666 also got wide openings in 2,306 theatres. The film starred Dave Grohl and company as themselves, making their 10th record in a haunted house. Released by Open Road and Briarcliff Entertainment, they debuted with $1.5 million.
The continuously delayed, Peter Dinklage starrer Cyrano got launched in 797 theatres and totaled $1.4 million for MGM. The musical, directed by Joe Wright, has been received well by critics. It might get a boost in Oscar nominations, but after several Golden Globe nominations, it was only recognized for costume design.
The remastered release of Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather celebrated its 50th anniversary by Paramount, debuted in 156 theatres with $900,000.
According to Comscore, the estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at the US and Canadian theatres. The final domestic figures will be released on Monday.
1. “Uncharted,” $23.3 million.
2. “Dog,” $10.1 million.
3. “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” $5.8 million.
4. “Death on the Nile,” $4.5 million.
5. “Jackass Forever,” $3.2 million.
6. “Sing 2,” $2.1 million.
7. “Marry Me,” $1.9 million.
8. “Studio 666,” $1.6 million.
9. “Cyrano,” $1.4 million.
10. “Scream,” $1.3 million.
This corrects the international gross of Uncharted for the weekend to $35 million, and not $58.3 million.
Uncharted is an adventure film about lost treasure starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg in the lead.