Sony’s new film Uncharted: Off the Map climbed to the top of the North American box office this weekend, in the best release of the year so far, according to provisional industry figures released on Sunday.
The film, starring Tom Holland, collected about $44.2 million between Friday and Sunday, with $51 million projected when it is included on Monday, which is a U.S. holiday, Exhibitor Relations said.
Based on a PlayStation video game, Uncharted places Holland as a bartender turned treasure hunter who, along with Mark Wahlberg, goes in search of a fortune supposedly lost by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan 500 years ago.
Metro Goldwyn Mayer’s comedy Dog also got off to a good start, getting $15.1 million for the three days and an expected $18.1 million for all four.
Tom Holland and Sony also benefited from the third place: the hit Spider-Man: No Way Home, the latest episode in the Adventures of Spider-Man. It earned 7.2 million for the three days (USD 8.8 million for all four).
Three steps lower than last week, when it reigned at the box office, is Death on the Nile, 20th Century’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic 1937 mystery novel.
Directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also plays the mostachudo Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, it pocketed 6.3 million dollars for the three days (USD 7.2 million for the four).
In fifth place was Jackass Forever, the new opus of the band of crazy American comedians procaz, which collected 5.2 million dollars (6.2 million), falling from second place last week.
The following five most viewed films were:
Marry me (USD 3.7 million for three days; USD 4.3 million for all four)
Sing 2 (USD 2.8 million; USD 3.8 million)
Scream ($2 million; USD 2.3 million)
Blacklight (USD 1.8 million; USD 2.1 million)
The Cursed ($1.7 million; USD 1.9 million)