The Sony Pictures CEO says the Uncharted movie is a hit, adding that it seems like the start of a franchise for the company.
While Sony Pictures Group Chairman and CEO Tom Rothman said the Uncharted movie is a hit, proclaiming Uncharted is “a new hit movie franchise for the company.”
“With over $100M in box office worldwide in just one weekend, and a 90% positive audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, Uncharted is a new hit movie franchise for the company,” Rothman said (via Deadline).
He added, “This marks a great victory for every single division of the company, as the film was our first major production entirely shut down by the advent of Covid, yet we persevered to complete a picture the audience loves and marketed and distributed it with strategic verve worldwide, despite the pandemic.”
The first live-action Uncharted movie, starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, grossed $139 million during its opening weekend, reportedly more than enough to cover its original budget.
Despite the tease of this becoming a movie franchise for Sony, the Uncharted movie apparently teases something in its ending and post-credits scene, so be wary of spoilers out there if you haven’t seen the movie yet.
Here’s a brief rundown on the much-delayed movie, via Sony:
Uncharted has had huge impact, not only on the people that created it, but to millions of worldwide fans, becoming one of PlayStation’s most enjoyed franchises – spanning four stand-alone titles as well as a spinoff starring Chloe Frazer with The Lost Legacy as well.
Today, we’re humbled and incredibly excited to show you the world premiere of the first official trailer for the much-anticipated Uncharted movie – starring Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, and Antonio Banderas. In a collaboration between Sony Pictures Entertainment, PlayStation Productions, and Naughty Dog, we captured the spirit, spectacle, and heart that Uncharted is known for (some of you will recognize some of the humor, landmarks, music, and relics).
In discussions with the film’s director, Ruben Fleischer, he shared that he “made the movie for both hardcore fans of the game and those who are not yet familiar with the franchise and believe that both will be equally entertained by this incredibly fun and action-packed film.”
It’s going to be an epic, emotional ride for new and old fans as we watch Nathan Drake make his big screen debut. Sic Parvis Magna indeed!
Uncharted is currently screening in North America.
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