Battle at the Box Office 2/21/22
Tom Holland proved that outside of Spider-Man he’s still a box office draw as Uncharted had a strong debut and one of the biggest openings ever for a video game movie.
Uncharted opened to $44 million, which is the fourth-best opening ever for a video game-based movie and the best video game movie opening since Sonic in 2019. It was also the second-best opening for director Ruben Fleischer behind Venom. The movie has made $139 million worldwide so far and it’s the fifth highest-grossing film worldwide so far for 2022.
Channing Tatum’s Dog also had a strong debut, although it made less than half of what Uncharted made. Dog brought in $14.9 million over the weekend, which is close to topping its budget, so it should be fairly profitable for United Artists.
Tom Holland’s other starring role, Spider-Man: No Way Home, is still in the top 5 and actually moved back up to 3rd place from 4th place last weekend. Spider-Man brought in $7.4 million for the weekend and it has over $770.3 million domestic and $1.8 billion worldwide. It officially passed Avatar and is now the 3rd highest-grossing film domestically of all time and it’s the 6th highest-grossing film worldwide of all time.
After taking the top spot last week, Death on the Nile dropped to fourth place, although it had a fairly decent drop of 49%. It took in another $6.5 million and it has $26.2 million domestic so far for two weeks out and over $76 million worldwide.
Jackass Forever rounded out the top 5 with $5.2 million, bringing it to $47.6 million domestic and over $58 million worldwide.
Further down the list, the new werewolf movie The Cursed barely made it into the top 10 at #9 with $1.7 million although it was in less than 2,000 theaters. Marry Me and Blacklight also fell out of the top 5 in their second weekends, with Marry Me dropping to 6th and Blacklight barely staying in the top 10 at #10.
The Per Theater average went to Uncharted, which made $10,292 in each of the 4,275 theaters it played in over the weekend.
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.