In its second weekend, Sony’s video game adaptation “Uncharted” remained atop the box office, grossing $23.2 million, according to Box Office Mojo. It only dropped 47.2% and, in the age of the pandemic, that counts as a damn good catch for a big blockbuster. The film is now grossing $226 million worldwide, including $86 million domestic to date. The film certainly still has some way to go before it hits profitability, but audiences have so far grown. And with a China release imminent, this could indeed be the start of a franchise Sony has been looking for.
Meanwhile, Channing Tatum’s “Dog” again finished at number two with $10.1 million, losing just 32%, making it a pretty good catch, suggesting word of mouth is good for this one- this. It has now earned $32 million worldwide against a budget of $15 million before it even rolled out internationally. That’s a big argument for mid-budget movies as something studios should be looking for in the post-pandemic landscape.
Rounding out the top three is another Dutch joint, “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” which continues to make money with an added $5.7 million to its ridiculous total. It now stands at $1.86 billion worldwide. The biggest advantage here is that Holland, for two consecutive weeks, had two of the top three films in the country. “Uncharted” helped him become a real box office gamble and a real movie star who can put butts in seats. If we take anything away from this weekend before ‘The Batman’ madness took over, it’s that Holland climbed way up Hollywood’s A-list, and he doesn’t always need the costume. of Spider-Man to be on top.