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.
Impressive, I'm interested to see how it does in the US.
It cant possibly be worse than the eternals..horrible movie..
@Northern_munkey I turned that off after 30 minutes on Disney+. Boring.
Also on the 18th here in Poland.
Aaaaand I thought the Eternals were ok, btw
That’s kinda disingenuous to compare it to the three Marvel movies that launched slap bang in the middle of the pandemic. It would be better to compare it to movies like Spider-Man as that came out in this weird middle ground where we’re not quite back to normal but also sort of.
Also, those movies came out on Disney+ Premiere Access at the same time.
@nessisonett No, Shan Chi and Eternal are not released at the same time on Disney+. And I don't think the pandemic status has changed with the Omicron surge. Given the popularity of Marvel films, this is definitely impressive.
Not a bad start at all. Plus once Sony releases this license to streaming platforms they will make even more money off the IP. Looking forward to seeing it soon.
Good news I suppose. Could mean sequels and if popular enough, could warrant the game series to continue as has been rumored for the last 3 years.
@nessisonett I think it's fine to compare as there are still lockdowns in affect in many areas. Perhaps people are simply sick of Marvel's B and C rated offerings. Hopefully Marvel movies die down significantly as we've seen the best they have to offer.
@Northern_munkey OMG Eternals… it felt like an eternity watching it (and I only watched half).
It’s crazy how much bigger the US market is compared to the UK. As much as I don’t like it, it totally makes sense why Sony prioritise the US over all other regions.
This is impressive. Admittedly I wasn't the slightest bit interested in this movie when it was announced but reading this makes me more optimistic for when I do decide to watch it.
Probably has to do with the 332 plus million that live there compared to UK 67 million.
Lots more people lots more money 💰
Really annoyed that I haven’t gotten my free ticket for this. No idea how to fix that. But it’s cool to see uncharted doing well. Here’s to hoping playstation can make other properties work as well
@Voltan I thoroughly enjoyed Eternals. MCU did one hell of a hat trick in the epic department last year overall, but this one was particularly packed. Tough luck for those bored by it - what I saw was a wild ride packed with delicious info.
I did not hear good things about this movie, but I'll still go watch it because I'm a fan of the franchise
PS: Eternals was easily one of the worst superhero movies ever, the fact that some people defend it is beyond me
Nah I didn't enjoy eternals either. If you're going to be fighting lots of cg monsters they should have spent more time practicing in front of mirrors. It looked so off it put me off every time there was a fight.
Still not sold on Holland as drake but i'll check it out
@nessisonett no they didn’t. Black widow was on Disney plus like a month after release & Shang chi and eternals were on Disney plus like 2 months after release.
I preferred Lost Legacy for a reason, Nathan Drake is a twot hopefully Indy game puts the pale imitator out to pasture. The movies certainly will
@SystemAddict I’m currently replaying Lost Legacy and it’s so much lighter than UC4. Nadine is really unlikeable but I love Chloe. It’s a great game though.
It cost them 120 million to make this???
it's all about the projection after the 1st week drop off, I doubt it has much longevity at the box office
This was an excellent film. Full of little nods to the franchise on PlayStation but coming in with a somewhat unique take. It surpassed my expectations. Tom Holland is much better as Nathan Drake than I thought he would be. I really don't understand all the negative reviews.
@nhSnork Just wanted to pop in and say that I also enjoyed the Eternals film. I read the original Jack Kirby comics, and while the big ideas and artwork are grand, I think the movie does a better job of storytelling.
It is awful. Tried twice now to finish Eternals on Disney+... still not made it to the end.
@Uncharted2007 have you see a some of the recent Marvel movies? Shang-Chi and No Way Home were some of the best ever
@Just2Milky No and I won't bother. Sick of super hero movies.
@nhSnork Eternals is one of my favourite Marvel movies to date. It was something truly special for a variety of reasons. I especially liked the fighting scenes. It was definitely deeper than the average simplistic Marvel movie (which I nonetheless greatly enjoy for what they are).
Happy to hear the movie is still performing quite well overseas!
I still plan to watch it opening weekend with some friends.
@get2sammyb 71. 😉
Yay, middle east coming third let's go! We're the 3rd....biggest consumers...yay....
@naruball as a matter of interest did you enjoy hudson hawk too 🤣? Eternals is easily the worst marvel film to date and i thought the fantastic 4 movies would be the title holders for a long time..even in the comics the eternals were pretty much supporting characters..but if you enjoyed it i'm glad at least 1 person saw something in it..
@theMEGAniggle sorry but black widow released at the same time in the cinemas and via disney+ premier which is why scarlett johanson issued her law suit against disney because it broke her contract not to release it at the same time so as not to hurt her theatrical earnings..
@Northern_munkey but it really didn’t. It came out after, not at the same time. Don’t know why you’re trying to change reality, she issued the lawsuit because they didn’t allow the theatrical run to last that long. The lawsuit was because it came on Disney plus too soon, which wasn’t their arrangement.
@theMEGAniggle "Black Widow premiered at events around the world on June 29, 2021, and was released in the United States on July 9, simultaneously in theaters and through Disney+ with Premier Access." My reality is fine..whats it like in your multiverse reality?
@Northern_munkey my reality is that it came out in cinemas and on Disney plus a month after I saw it in the cinema. Thanks.
@theMEGAniggle if you subscribed to the disney+ premiere package then when black widow launched at the cinema you could stream it at the exact same moment in time..if you only have the basic disney+ package (you in this case) you had to wait a month..so yes in one respect you are correct that "you" had to wait a month..myself and anybody else who chose of their own free will to pay the extra were able to watch black widow from the comfort of their own homes..on launch day..👍
@Northern_munkey no idea what "hudson hawk" is, tbh. I know Eternals wasn't very popular with critics or movie goers, but I'm glad to see that some other people here enjoyed it.
@Northern_munkey I watched Eternals last night, well technically last night and the night before as it was too long, you are right awful movie.
To be fair I think it's the first really bad movie in MCU. That's not a bad record.
@swagbag7 I think everyone is still waiting for that.
Sony Movies is on fire. They should make the movie into a game too
Why has the comment section on an article about the Uncharted movie turned into a debate about The Eternals?
@elvisfan1 they all want Nathan Fillion to play Drake, regardless of age apparently. Get over it guys. I'm sure Holland did it justice.
@naruball hudson hawk is regarded as the worst movie of all time..has bruce willis in it and it is a right turkey..
@Keyblade-Dan probably because uncharted sounds like a decent enough movie and eternals is utter garbage....so in keeping with the trend to tear crap things to shreds in the comments the eternals gets picked..it is crap..
@Northern_munkey I see! I thought it was Troll 2.
@daveofduncan "they all want Nathan Fillion to play Drake, regardless of age apparently. Get over it guys. I'm sure Holland did it justice."
Wasn't that the same with Tom?
@InvaderJim been seeing people on Twitter already get it, and sony said it would be sent around the 9th 🤷♀️
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