Looks like an Uncharted movie sequel is all but inevitable, as Sony Pictures boss Tom Rothman has described the series as a “new hit movie franchise for the company”. The film – which was pulverised by critics but warmly received by cinema goers – decimated its $30 million opening weekend forecasts in North America, ending up at around $51 million overall. Its global total is now sitting at a pretty $139 million, meaning it’s already made back its production budget.
“It is Presidents Day in America, but we are open in most places around the world today and we have another global triumph to celebrate,” Rothman said in an internal email sent to staff, as published by Deadline. “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.”
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