Uncharted is currently the most successful release of Sony Pictures Network. It is breaking records in terms of the box office collection. Within just two to three days of its release, the movie entered the $100+ Million opening club at the box office.
Also as per the critic reviews, the movie has 90% received only a positive response. When the movie got released it received immense love and affection from the viewers despite many postponements.
Made under the direction of Ruben Fleischer, even after the weekend the movie continues to top the charts. Thus, is expected to break more records in the upcoming weeks. Seeing the immense success of the movie, Sony has now declared Uncharted as a franchise very confidently.
What is Franchise?
A film franchise or a movie franchise is a collection of movies that is made in the succession of a film that has or shares the same fictional world. In easy words, a movie franchise is a kind of sequel of the original movie in the world of fiction in the Hollywood world.
Some of the greatest film franchises ever made in the world of Hollywood are Marvel, Star Wars, Spider-Man, Avengers, DC Extended Universe. This is just the starting of the list. Apart from this many other great franchises are also there. Now it is expected that Uncharted will also enter the list of these great franchises.
Why is Sony so Confident in Declaring Uncharted As a Franchise?
In Hollywood, creating a successful movie franchise is not an easy task. To make a movie as a franchise takes a lot of effort and investment. A lot of films that are meant to be a franchise never get to that point either because of not-so-sufficient box office numbers or because of the negative response of the critics. Sometimes both of these become a reason for a movie not to be made as a franchise.
But in the case of Uncharted, it neither has not-so-sufficient box office numbers nor it has a negative response from the critics. It has crossed expectations in terms of profit and has received positive responses only from a large audience. Both these reasons work in favor of the movie and therefore Sony has so confidently declared Uncharted as a franchise. It is anticipated that Uncharted will prove to be a huge hit even in terms of its franchise.
What The CEO of Sony Pictures Has to Say About Uncharted as a Franchise?
Tom Rothman, the chairman, and CEO of Sony Pictures Network says that the era of big theatrical releases is not over yet. He cites that some of the previous franchises were also huge box office hits. This starred Tom Holland such as “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and “Ghostbusters: “Afterlife”. Now if things work in favor and if Uncharted performs well just like the present in the coming weeks also, Uncharted will also add to the list of Tom Holland’s successful franchises.
When and Where Did Uncharted Release?
Uncharted was released on February 18, 2022, in the United States and on February 7, 2022, in Barcelona, Spain. It is only released as a theatrical movie as the creator was confident that the movie will break records.
After entering the $100+ Million club, Uncharted announced its franchise by the CEO of Sony Pictures. Although, Sony has not announced any plans or release of Uncharted 2 officially for now.