In just a few days of exploitation, the Uncharted film is profitable. According to the CEO of Sony Pictures, a sequel could already be in development.
Uncharted the movie, which serves as a baptism of fire for PlayStation Productions, defies predictions at the time of the first accounts. With more than 100 million dollars in one weekend, Sony Pictures can blow. A new success perhaps unexpected after that of Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage.
Nathan Drake and his friends are rocking the house, the numbers
At first sight, it could have largely crashed, but Uncharted the film made the heyday of its producers. In effect, he has already amassed 139 million worldwide while his budget is $120 million. A profitable business especially since it is not available in all territories. The release in China, which is a huge market, is set for March 14, 2022.
In one weekend of operation, he reported $44.1 million for an initial forecast of 30 million. Now and thanks to a holiday in the United States, he had to reach or even exceed the 52 million.
With us, 757,714 moviegoers flocked to theaters to see Uncharted the Movie in the first three days of its run, more than other game-based movies. As Boxoffice Pro notes, it’s higher than Assassin’s Creed (604,746 entries) or Tomb Raider with Alicia Vikander (492,918). According to Erik Davis (Fandango, Rotten Tomatoes), Uncharted is even fourth in the top 5 of the best debuts, in the US, for an adaptation:
- Sonic the Movie: $58 million
- Detective Pikachu: $54 million
- Tomb Raider: $47 million
- Uncharted: $44 million
- Angry Birds: $38 million
After the triumph of Spider-Man: No Way Home, the whole world seems to have embraced Tom Holland. For how long ?
Uncharted 2 the movie in the years to come?
This is a legitimate question after an internal communication from Tom RothmanCEO of Sony Pictures, that the Deadline site was able to obtain.
With over $100 million in revenue worldwide after just one weekend, a 90% viewership score on Rotten Tomatoes, Uncharted is a successful new film license.
“License” is the term to remember that seems to gently confirm a sequel. If the spectators were numerous, the criticism is more lukewarm. On Rotten Tomatoes, it is only 40%, a percentage that worries the giant less.
It will also be noted that despite the context of a pandemic and releases only in the cinema, Sony Pictures is doing very well. Spider-Man: No Way Home grossed over $1.8 billion and Venom 2 over $500 million. For the latter, it is even more astonishing given the very biting criticisms which rather pointed to a shipwreck rarely seen.