Sony brand the Uncharted “a new hit movie franchise”

Uncharted movie sequel
Uncharted movie sequel

Will the Uncharted movie get a sequel? Well, it has done rather well at the box posting $51m over four days in the United States, considerably more than the $30m that Sony estimated it would make.  It’s also been doing very well in other territories and opened at number one here in the UK.

Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group Chairman and CEO Tom Rothman sent an all staff email congratulating everyone on the performance, and notes that the film is now a franchise so we will be getting more swashbuckling movies in the future. Here is his email:

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Dear Colleagues,

It is Presidents Day in America, but we are open in most places around the world today and we have another global triumph to celebrate.

With over $100M in box office worldwide in just one weekend, and a 90% positive audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, Uncharted is a new hit movie franchise for the company.

This marks a great victory for every single division of the company, as the film was our first major production entirely shut down by the advent of Covid, yet we persevered to complete a picture the audience loves and marketed and distributed it with strategic verve worldwide, despite the pandemic.

The ensuing impact is proof once again of the unmatched cultural power of real movies. On the heels of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and Spider-Man: No Way HomeUncharted is yet another blow to the theatrical naysayers and further proof of the efficacy of our model.

I want to thank all of the filmmakers, the wonderful cast and crew, and especially our friends at PlayStation Studios and Sony Interactive Entertainment for their support. And of course, I want to thank each and every one of you for your creativity, dedication and belief.

Excelsior!

Tom

If you have seen the movie and waited for the now obligatory post credits tease you will know that a sequel was set up and a certain bad guy is mentioned.

“It was really important for me that audiences know that the movie prior to the credits wasn’t the end of the Nate and Sully story, and that they would carry on their friendship — their partnership — on further adventures,” director Ruben Fleischer told EW. “It was really exciting for me to get to shoot that scene and let audiences know that this, hopefully, wouldn’t be the last of them hearing of these two and that they’d be off in search of other treasures someplace else down the road.”

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Source: Deadline

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2 Comments

  1. How has it made $100m in “just one weekend” when it was in cinemas a week ago, at least in some countries? Do they only start the clock once it’s released in the US? And everything else gets counted towards that first weekend, even if it was a week earlier?

    And how much of that money was from the free tickets they gave away with the new bundle/PS5 upgrade? With the cunning plan of making sure it was mostly showing in the more expensive formats? My local Cineworld only had 1 normal showing and 5 of the “4DX” showings a day, which would involve paying extra on top of the free ticket just so your seats can move and it blows wind and some light rain in your face. Which might actually have been fun, if Sony had actually bothered to send out the free tickets to everyone.

    • In answer to your first paragraph – yes.

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