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Box office: Tom Holland’s ‘Uncharted’ wins weekend as ‘Spider-Man’ moves closer to $800 million in North America

FILE PHOTO: Spider-Man: No Way Home premiere in Los Angeles
FILE PHOTO: Actor Tom Holland attends the Spider-Man: No Way Home movie premiere in Los Angeles, California, December 13, 2021. REUTERS / Mario Anzuoni / File Photo

February 28, 2022

By Rebecca Rubin

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Still Tom Holland.

The 25-year-old actor has boosted ticket sales in North American theaters, leading two films in the top three spots on domestic box office charts. Over the weekend, his action adventure “Uncharted” repeated itself at number one as his comic book epic “Spider-Man: No Way Home” closely followed at number three.

“Uncharted,” Sony’s long-running video game adaptation, brought in $23.2 million from 4,275 theaters in the country in its second week of release, representing a 46 percent drop in revenue since launch. . That brings its domestic total to $83.3 million. A drop of around 50% is the norm for big-budget theatrical films, but making its holdings a bit more impressive, the film didn’t receive the warm welcome of “Spider-Man: No Way” reviews. Home”. It helps that “Uncharted” is based on a hugely popular series of video games and caters to young men, a trusted demographic that will be going to the movies during COVID-19.

Meanwhile, another Sony blockbuster, “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” took third place with $5.7 million from 3,002 theaters in North America, slipping only 23% in its 11th weekend in theaters. Since debuting on the big screen in December, the Spidey trilogy has managed to stay at number three on the domestic box office charts – a rare feat with or without the pandemic changing. branch. As of Sunday, “No Way Home” has grossed $779.8 million. Given the film’s stellar weekly ratings, “Spider-Man” could soon become the third film ever to surpass $800 million at the domestic box office.

In second place, Channing Tatum’s PG-13 dog adventure “Dog” had an incredible level of attendance on the sophomore outing. MGM’s buddy comedy on the road, by MGM, earned $10.1 million from 3,827 screens over the weekend, bringing the film’s total North American tally to $30.8 million. That’s a good result for a movie with a $15 million production budget. The film, cleverly marketed with the tagline “Don’t worry, the dog doesn’t die” in an attempt to appeal to anyone still reeling from the 2008 thriller “Marley and I,” continues. premieres in central America. Midwest cities and small towns led the way in ticket sales compared to cities on the west and east coasts as well as other major domestic markets.

Two new releases, “Studio 666” and “Cyrano,” failed to make a noticeable mark on the box office charts.

“Studio 666,” a horror-comedy-music-fantasy that follows Dave Grohl, frontman of the Foo Fighters, and his bandmates as they attempt to record their 10th studio album, landed in eighth place with $1.5 million from 2,306 theaters in North America. The R-rated film received mixed reviews, although some film critics conceded that “Studio 666” was at least enjoyable to watch. Associated Press critic Jake Coyle liked the film as “a decent SNL sketch that lasted almost two hours” and the New York Times reviewer at Wesley Morris aptly described the film as stellar. up “the truth ‘Scooby-Doo’-meet-‘The Shining’. herd of monks.”

David A. Gross, who runs the film consulting firm Franchise Entertainment Research, called “Studio 666” an original oddity, an event that built on the fame of Dave Grohl and the band Foo Fighters. . “It’s a weak opening,” he said, noting that “there aren’t many horror comedies in general” at the box office.

“Cyrano,” a musical romantic drama directed by Joe Wright and starring Peter Dinklage of “Game of Thrones,” took ninth place. The well-reviewed film, based on the 2018 musical, and Edmond Rostand’s 1987 play “Cyrano de Bergerac,” about an emotional love triangle, opened in just 797 locations and grossed $1.4 million. Nearly 60% of the audience on opening weekend was female, according to opinion polls. MGM will continue to expand the film’s theatrical footprint in the coming weeks, but with a $30 million production budget, “Cyrano’s” profit margins could be more dire than heartbreaking.

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