Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group CEO Tom Rothman has called the Uncharted film “a new hit movie franchise for the company,” hinting at a sequel being planned for the future.
The Uncharted film has had an incredibly successful opening weekend. It took in $139 million (£102.4 million) at the global box office. This easily covers its budget, meaning that film is at the very least not a waste of money.
In a company-wide email at Sony Motion Pictures, Rothman spoke on the success of the film. “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,” wrote Rothman, as reported by Deadline.
“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.”
It’s interesting that Rothman specifically used the word franchise. So far, a sequel has not been greenlit. But obviously it’s on Rothman’s mind, as the opening weekend clearly shows the film is a success.
So the word franchise certainly implies that a sequel will be greenlit at some point. Which is slightly funny considering how long this film actually took to get off the ground. The Uncharted games are also very popular, so a film franchise isn’t too surprising.
If you’re on the fence about whether you want to see the film for yourself, then you can read our review to help decide.
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