The new video game “Uncharted” topped the box office in North America, grossing $ 44.1 million between Friday and Sunday.
Uncharted received mixed reviews, but was helped by the fact that it has a PG-13 rating and is based on an extremely popular video game series. The film is expected to gross $ 52 million from 4,275 North American theaters through the President’s holiday on Monday (February 21st).
Uncharted follows the treasure hunter Nathan Drake (played by Tom Holland) and his wise companion Sully (Mark Wahlberg) as they embark on a deadly quest to discover the greatest treasure ever found.
Uncharted was not the only new release nationally that exceeded expectations. Channing Tatum “Dog” PG-13 dog adventure landed in second place with $ 15.1 million from 3,677 locations. Friends’s comedy about road trip follows a former Guardsman and his dog as they run along the Pacific coast hoping to get to a colleague’s funeral on time.
The murder mystery film “Death on the Nile”, based on a novel by Agatha Christie, sank to fourth place at the North American box office in its second week of release. After making its debut last weekend with a top US $ 12.8 million, the film grossed just $ 6.3 million from 3,280 theaters, a drop of 51%.
The comedy “Jackass Forever” completed the first five films with $ 5.2 million from 3,071 locations.
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