BOX OFFICE USA: UNCHARTED OPENS AT $ 15.4M, ESTIMATED $ 45M OVER FOUR DAYS

Uncharted opened with $ 15.4M ($ 3.7M from previews) at the US box office, initially estimates for the four-day weekend of Presidents’ Day were $ 30M, now they have jumped to $ 45M.

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According to some rival studios, Sony ‘s film could go as high as $ 50M.

It could be the biggest debut for a film, during the pandemic, since Spider-Man: No Way Home . For now it is the best grossing on Friday of 2022, the title previously belonged to Scream ($ 13.4M).

According to EntTelligence, Uncharted tickets are 1.2M, 50% of the public booked between 6PM and 9PM on Saturday, more than 17% after 9PM.

In 2015, Presidents’ Day weekend was won by Kingsman: The Secret Service (rating R) with $ 41.7M in four days. As for the 3-day box office, Uncharted falls behind Paramount ‘s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider ($ 47.7M) , starring Angelina Jolie .

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film is appreciated by the public with a positive average of 88% and critics of 39%. On CinemaScore it scored B +, on Comscore / Screen Engine instead 79%, the film is recommended by 61% of the audience.
As regards the subdivision of the collection, the Imax and PLF screens represent 37%.

At the Korean box office Uncharted on Saturday is in first place with $ 890k, after four days the total is $ 2.15m. In second place we find Jujutsu Kaisen 0 with $ 314 thousand, and a total after 3 days of $ 1.01M.

In Japan , again on Saturday, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 remains in first place with $ 1.6M, the total is $ 100.53M, while in second place Uncharted debuted with $ 620k and a total of $ 1.07M.

Top 10 Box Office: (estimates)

1. Uncharted , 4,275 theaters, Fri: $ 15.4M (includes previews), 3-days: $ 40M, 4-days: $ 45M (Sony) Set1
2. Dog , 3,677 theaters, Fri: $ 5.04M ($ 1.3M during previews), 3-day: $ 12.3M, 4-day: $ 14.4M (UAR) Set1
3. Spider-Man: No Way Home , 2,956 (-344), Fri: $ 1.7M (-11%), 3-day: $ 7.46M (-1%), 4-day: $ 9.1M, Total: $ 772.1M (Sony) Sep10
4. Murder on the Nile , 3,280 theaters, Fri: $ 1.76M (-65%), 3-day: $ 6.5M (- 49%), 4-day: $ 7.6M, Total: $ 26.3M (De) Set2
5. Jackass Forever , 3,071 (-582) theaters, Fri: $ 1.47M (-49%), 3-day: $ 5.2M (-36 %), 4-day: $ 6.1M, Total: $ 47.6M (Par) Set3
6. Marry Me, 3,643 (+1) cinema, Fri: $ 1.08M (-64%), 3-day: $ 3.64M (-54%), 4-day: $ 4.2M, Total: $ 17.3M (Uni) Sep2
7. Sing 2 , 2,476 (-355) theaters, Fri: $ 590k (-12%), 3-day: $ 3.05M (-1%), 4-day: $ 4.09M, Total: $ 148.6M (Uni / Ill) Sep9
8.  Scream , 1,907 (-712) theaters, Fri: $ 515,000 (-37%), 3-day: $ 2M (-31%), 4-day: $ 2.4M, Total: $ 77.4M (Par) Sep 6
9. Blacklight , 2,772 theaters , Fri: $ 470k (-62%), 3-day: $ 1.86M (-46%), 4-day: $ 2.1M, Total: $ 7.46M (Briar) Sep2
10.  The Cursed , 1,687 cinemas, Fri: $ 594k , 3-day: $ 1.6M, 4-day: $ 1.8M (LD) Set1

Dog with Channing Tatum debuts in second place, with $ 5.04M ($ 1.3M during previews), in 3 days it should gross $ 12.3M and in four, $ 14.4M. The MGM / United Artists film earned an A- on CinemaScore, 82% positive on PostTrak and is recommended by 66% of the audience.

In third place we find Holland with Spider-Man: No Way Home , now in its tenth weekend. It grossed $ 1.7M (-11%) on Friday, and is expected to cash in $ 9.1M in four days, bringing the total to $ 772.1M on Monday. Over the weekend it is expected to gross $ 7.46M (-1%).

Paramount ‘s two stocks are expected to hold up well: Jackass Forever  $ 5.2M (-36%) and $ 6.1M over 3 and 4 days, respectively, while Scream $ 2M (-31%) and $ 2.4M.

In tenth place with an opening of $ 594k we find the other novelty of the week, the costume film The Cursed , written and directed by Sean Ellis , which premiered at Sundance under the title Eight For Silver .

The total number of tickets planned for this four-day weekend is estimated at $ 107M, -41% from February 2020.