Uncharted, the next Tom Holland-led project by Sony, won’t release until next week in the domestic market, but some lucky international ones already got their hands on it. It looks like the film is off to a strong start as Holland and Mark Wahlberg‘s video game adaptation as it took the top spot in the 15 markets it released. It now stands at $21.5M and is tracking ahead of Eternals, Black Widow, and Shang-Chi in those markets. Though, as Forbes points out these types of films have stronger legs internationally than domestically.
Sadly, it seems Death on the Nile only took in $12.8M at the box office, which is less than half of the previous entry’s $28.8M. It may have been hit the hardest from COVID, as it seemed like a sure-fire hit at the box office given the first’s popularity and better reviews. The other disappointment of the weekend was the $8M income from Marry Me starring Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson, which may have been hit by its simultaneous release on Peacock. Seems Lopez couldn’t carry over the momentum from Hustlers.
In heroic news, Spider-Man: No Way Home still remains one of the most resistant box office performers in such unlikely times. It took in $11M over the weekend internationally and $7.1M domestically. As of now, the film has earned $1.8B worldwide and it is the biggest-grossing film without having ever been released in China, which seemed to be on the horizon but suddenly fell silent after some time. We’ll see if a belated release might push it over $2B but that seems more and more unlikely now. Still, the film’s success is nothing to scoff at.