MOVIE NEWS – Uncharted opened its international premiere with $21.5 million in the US ahead of its release.
Tom Holland returns to the big screen in overseas cinemas with the international premiere of Uncharted. Ahead of the video game adaptation’s US release, the film has already debuted in 15 overseas markets to good reviews – we wrote about it here – and grossed $21.5 million over the weekend, according to Variety. Those numbers are expected to be much higher when the film opens in the US and Canada on 18 February, as well as in Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico and South Korea.
In the UK, Uncharted debuted at number one with $6.4 million.
Other grosses include $3.5 million in Spain, $4.5 million in Russia, $1.3 million in Ukraine and a combined total of around $4 million in the Middle East. The film is doing about 21% better than the Marvel blockbusters Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
It will be interesting to see what Uncharted’s total grosses will be once it is released in the US and elsewhere. At the moment, the king of the box office is Tom Holland, who is still Spider-Man: No Way Home. Hopefully, with that momentum, Holland’s star power will draw big crowds to theatres for Uncharted.
Ruben Fleischer directed Uncharted, from a script by Rafe Lee Judkins, Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. Judkins worked on the story with Jon Hanley Rosenberg and Mark D. Walker. The film stars Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Sophia Ali, Tati Gabrielle and Antonio Banderas.
It will be released in the US and Canada on 18 February 2022.