The Uncharted film from Sony was released this weekend, and it did extremely well at the box office, achieving the fourth-biggest opening for a video game film ever.
Uncharted is expected to gross $44 million over the weekend of Friday and Sunday, and $51 million over the four-day Presidents Day holiday. It follows Tomb Raider ($47 million), Detective Pikachu ($54 million), and Sonic the Hedgehog ($58 million) as the fourth-largest opening for a film based on a video game in the United States.
The Uncharted film didn’t exactly amaze professional critics, but it’s doing far better with fans, according to Rotten Tomatoes scores. Fans’ enthusiastic response predicts that the film’s box office statistics will remain strong as it enters its second and third weekends.
Ruben Fleischer, the director of Uncharted, has plans for a sequel, which might include Uncharted 4’s spectacular car chase scene. Fleischer also wants to make a Jak and Daxter movie.
Uncharted received a 7/10 from GameSpot in our review. Phil Hornshaw, a reviewer, remarked, “Uncharted is a lot of fun for the most part. Fans will love a fresh Uncharted story that at least throws its own dazzling, death-defying treasure hunt into the mix, even if it doesn’t do anything that the games haven’t previously done.”