Uncharted Takes Top Spot at the Domestic Box Office with $44.2 Million despite Poor Reviews

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Sony Pictures released its live-action adaptation of Uncharted in U.S. theaters this Friday, and although the movie has received plenty of awful reviews from critics thus far, the live-action adaptation of Naughty Dog’s adventure franchise still managed to win big at the domestic box office this weekend, capturing an impressive $44.2 million and exceeding early expectations. Uncharted initially premiered to Barcelona audiences earlier this month and has since made nearly $140 million worldwide, but the movie has a Tomatometer score of just 39%, having been described by many critics as a generic adaptation with various faults that include poor CG. Many also seem to feel that Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, who play Nathan Drake and Victor Sullivan, respectively, were miscast.

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  • Pulling in a hair less than $44.2 million between Friday and Sunday, the PG-13-rated action-adventure now has the biggest domestic debut of 2022, blowing past Scream’s $30 million freshman frame a month a half ago.
  • Unspooling in 4,275 theaters, Uncharted had an $11,929 per-screen average and stands to collect $88 million overseas by the time the weekend is through (it debuted a week earlier in several foreign markets), putting its worldwide box-office total at $139 million.
  • Unlike Holland’s latest Spider-Man entry, Uncharted is scheduled to be released in China (on March 14), which should goose its global numbers nicely.
Tsing Mui
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