In what some expert thought would be a down holiday weekend at the box office has turned out to be much stronger as Uncharted over-performs expectations over the 4-day weekend taking in $51 million to top the charts. This is quite the accomplishment for the Tom Holland / Mark Wahlberg lead video game adaptation that had been receiving less than stellar reviews from critics.
But audiences disagree with the critics, giving the film an 89% score compared to the 39% from the professionals. This is also the second Tom Holland film to lead the box office in as many months and Spider-Man: No Way Home is still performing well, taking in another $8.8 million which puts it at third place for the week. Sandwiched between the two films is the new Channing Tatum vehicle, Dog, which wagged its way to $18.05 million and second place.
Last week’s leader, Death on the Nile dropped to fourth with $7.18 million and Jackass Forever rounds out the top five with $6.2 million.