(MENAFN- Baystreet.ca) New movie ‘Uncharted’ tops North American box office with $44 million
The new film “Uncharted”, which is based on a video game, took the top spot at the North American box office, grossing US$44.1 million between Friday and Sunday.
Uncharted received mixed reviews, but was helped by the fact that it’s rated PG-13 and based on a hugely popular video game series. The film is expected to gross US$52 million from 4,275 North American theaters during the President’s Day holiday on Monday, February 21.
Uncharted follows globetrotting treasure hunter Nathan Drake (actor Tom Holland) and his partner Sully (Mark Wahlberg) as they embark on a death-defying quest to uncover the greatest treasure ever found.
Uncharted wasn’t the only new domestic release to exceed expectations. Channing Tatum’s PG-13 canine adventure “Dog” landed in second place with US$15.1 million from 3,677 locations. The buddy comedy on the road follows a former army ranger and his dog as they travel down the Pacific coast in hopes of making it to a fellow soldier’s funeral on time.
The murder mystery film “Death on the Nile,” based on an Agatha Christie novel, dropped to number four at the North American box office in its second week of release. After debuting last weekend with US$12.8 million, the film only earned US$6.3 million from 3,280 theaters, a drop of 51%.
Comedy film “Jackass Forever” rounded out the top five films with US$5.2 million from 3,071 locations.
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