While the video gaming industry is one of the biggest in the world, movies inspired from some of the biggest video games of all time, often fail to meet the expectations and turn out to be disappointing. However, the polar opposite has happened in the case of Tom Holland’s Uncharted, the 2022 movie based on the famed video game franchise of the same name, which has become the fourth highest grossing video game movie of all time with an astounding global collection crossing $300 million, and its also set to pass earning three times of its budget of $120 million this week.
One of the most heavyweight names in today’s movie industry and everyone’s beloved Peter Parker aka Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tom Holland starred as everyone’s favorite explorer, the protagonist Nathan Drake in the movie Uncharted, which shares the same name with the action-adventure franchise devleoped by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer, the movie was released on 7th February, serving as a prequel to the video game series. Aside from Holland, it stars Mark Wahlberg as Nathan’s mentor Victor “Sully” Sullivan, Antonio Banderas as Santiago Moncada, Sophia Ali as Chloe Frazer, Tati Gabrielle as Jo Braddock, Rudy Pankow as Nathan’s brother Samuel “Sam” Drake, as well as voice actor Nolan North, who portrayed Nathan Drake in the games, in a cameo role.
While some of the best video game franchises didn’t see their movie adaptations to be highly successful, the likes of Asassin’s Creed (2016), Max Payne (2008), Hitman (2007) and Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) to name a few, Tom Holland’s Uncharted has been sailing a different stream and has already made a global collection of $357.9 million and is expected to cross $360 million, three times of its budget, within this week.
Uncharted is now the 4th Highest Grossing Video Game Movie ever at the Box Office
• Domestic – $133.5m
• International – $223.9m
• Global – $357.5m
This week it will pass earning 3x its Budget of $120m and will be profitable off theatrical run alone before ancillary markets pic.twitter.com/7d2X9AcEW5
— Benji-Sales (@BenjiSales) March 27, 2022
Ahead of Uncharted remains the 2018 movie Rampage in third place ($428m), the 2019 movie Detective Pikachu in second ($433.4m), and the 2016 movie Warcraft: The Beginning as the highest-grossing video game movie of all time ($439m).