Uncharted Movie Shatters Expectations Generating $100 Million In Box Office As Film Is Framed “A New Hit Movie Franchise”


Posted on March 1, 2022 by Nick Moreno

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For the lengths that the Uncharted film has endured for more than a decade now, all that stress can lay to rest as the promised film adaptation is now in theaters. Despite the expectations of the initial announcement is surely alien to the motion picture that hit the box office we have currently, fans are rushing out to see what Tom Holland (Spider-Man: No Way Home) has to offer for his portrayal of Nathan Drake.

With the film hitting theaters back in mid-February, fans of the video game series sit anxiously hoping that the film adaptation will lead to a greater franchise. In terms of reception, critics are ranking the movie to be below average across IMDB and Metacritic. But, while Rotten Tomatoes does the came critically with 40 percent, audience reception frames Uncharted as 90 percent liked.

In a report from Deadline, a memo was sent out by Sony Pictures CEO Tom Rothman celebrating the release of Uncharted from its audience reception to breaking over $100 million in the global box office in its opening weekend.

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.

The ensuing impact is proof once again of the unmatched cultural power of real movies. On the heels of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and Spider-Man: No Way Home, Uncharted is yet another blow to the theatrical naysayers and further proof of the efficacy of our model.

He adds, “I want to thank all of the filmmakers, the wonderful cast and crew, and especially our friends at PlayStation Studios and Sony Interactive Entertainment for their support. And of course, I want to thank each and every one of you for your creativity, dedication and belief.” Of course, the success entails a sequel or moreso a greater film series will be the result of the recent success.

In terms of new PlayStation Pictures projects, Uncharted director Ruben Fleischer when speaking to Digital Trend revealed he is already in motion with a Jak & Daxter adaptation as well. While the production is still in its early phases, it is assumed Fleischer will have to juggle both the new project and the sequel to Uncharted. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you surprised with the response to the Uncharted movie?

Source: Deadline

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