The appearance of Uncharted as one of the films that has dominated the Box Office in the past two weeks shows the audience is getting more confident to watch it in theaters.
Uncharted is one of Sony’s attempts to create a new franchise after its success with Spider-Man. Tom Holland as the main star in Uncharted and Spider-Man is something these two films have in common.
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Sony’s plan to put the film’s release at the same time as Spider-Man No Way Home came to fruition, with Sony Pictures initially predicting that the film would earn $30 million in the US domestic market. In the first week of this film managed to get $ 55 million over 4 days of initial screening. Meanwhile, for the international market, the film directed by Ruben Fleischer managed to earn $143 million. In total, ticket sales for Uncharted have reached $226.7 million.
Holland’s appeal as a ‘film star’ is one of the reasons Uncharted received high sales during the Covid-19 pandemic. If you look at previous Hollywood films that also used the appeal of ‘movie stars’ such as Free Guy, starring Ryan Reynolds, the first week’s revenue was $28.4 million.
Jungle Cruise starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson earned $34.2 Million at first screening. This becomes very interesting because Tom Holland can now declare himself as Sony Pictures’ newest ‘movie star’. This can be Holland’s ‘stepping stone’ to get a fantastic income and bonus offer for the next Spider-Man film he stars in.
Previously, this kind of negotiation was also carried out by Holland’s mentor, Robert Downey Jr. after the Iron Man film
3. After completing the Spider-Man trilogy, Holland is interested in taking a break before returning to playing franchise characters such as Nathan Drake or Peter Parker.
“I really love Spider-Man, but right now I don’t know if I’ll ever be Spider-Man again. If later there will be other characters or actors who replace my role, I will welcome them with grace.” Holland admitted this in an interview with GQ Magazine.
Holland’s schedule for the next two years will be empty with Spider-Man films, Holland will play Danny Sullivan, a person with the mental health condition, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder, who becomes the first criminal with this condition.
Amanda Seyfried (Mank, the Dropout) and Emily Rossum (The Phantom of the Opera) will co-star in the anthology series The Crowded Room. The series will air on Apple TV.
In addition, Amy Pascal (Producer of Spider-Man) also hooked Holland into the Fred Astaire biopic film project, which is currently still in the stage of writing and finalizing the script.
Uncharted ticket sales will make studios want Holland in their films.
The success of Uncharted itself is not only due to the player factor, this film has been in production for almost 20 years and the anticipation of the fans of this video game is also very high. The Uncharted audience is also dominated by young men who are also the dominant demographic for Spider-Man: No Way Home. The existence of fans of original sources is also very helpful for Uncharted’s income.
Uncharted can be one of the fun and exciting family movies this week. Of course the presence of the Batman may make this film lose a significant ticket sales revenue, but it will be very interesting to see the competition between these two films.
The meaning of ‘Film Star’ is an actor/actress who can make the audience to buy and watch their film because of the audience’s trust in them and the project they star in.
However, other than that, other factors such as fans and popularity can be one of the driving forces for films with ‘movie stars’ as the main characters to be successful.