After its first weekend at the box office in select European territories, PlayStation Productions' Uncharted has opened to $21.5 million in takings. Variety reports this as a "solid" start to Nathan Drake's stint on the big screen, with the UK being its best opening as it generated $6.4 million in the territory. It was then followed by Russia at $4.5 million, the Middle East brought in $4 million, and Spain generated $3.5 million for the film.
Compared to blockbuster films released during the pandemic, Uncharted is tracking above many Marvel films when compared to similar points in their theatrical rollout. Drake, Sully, and co are doing 21 per cent better than Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, 18 per cent higher than Black Widow, and 12 per cent more than Eternals. Not bad going, Nate.
With a $120 million price tag, PlayStation Productions will recoup more of its investment once the film releases in more regions later this week. It hits theatres across the US, Canada, Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, and South Korea on 18th February 2022.
In our Uncharted Movie Review, we described it as a "perfectly serviceable adaptation". However, if "the film fails to grow the franchise and stumbles at fulfilling existing fans, then is PlayStation Productions really serving its purpose here?" To answer that question: at least the initial takings are off to a solid start.