Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group seems to be very pleased with the theatrical release of Uncharted.
So much so that its chairman and CEO, Tom Rothman, has already declared it a “successful new film franchise”.
In an internal memo, Rothman spoke of a “huge success” for the company (via Limit), as the film “was the first major production that was completely halted due to the advent of Covid. But we persevered to complete a movie that the audience loved.”
If you are alone video game adaptations It is consideredUncharted was the fourth-largest opening weekend in the US after Sonic the Hedgehog, Detective Pikachu, and Tomb Raider (2001) with sales of $44 million.
Accordingly, about $30 million was expected to open this weekend. Uncharted has already made $139 million worldwide. The budget was $120 million and the film had not yet opened in all regions.
Filmed as a prequel to the games, the film features a young Nathan Drake who meets and befriends Sully. The film adaptation had been planned for many years, and after many delays and a change of directors, it finally happened.
Tom “Spider-Man” Holland plays young Nathan Drake, while Mark Wahlberg plays Sully.
Furthermore, Uncharted has two post-credit scenes that hint at one or more of the sequel.
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