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Tom Holland and ‘Uncharted’ remain No. 1 at the box office

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NEW YORK (AP) — For the eighth time in the past two and a half months, a film starring Tom Holland is No. 1 at the box office.

Sony Pictures’ video game adaptation “Uncharted,” starring Holland and Mark Wahlberg, led ticket sales for its second weekend of release with $23.3 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday.

“Uncharted” also held up well, losing a modest 46% from its $44 million debut. Within two weeks, it grossed $83.4 million in US and Canadian theaters.

“Uncharted,” a long-in-development adventure film about a lost treasure that cost $120 million to make, is also filling theaters overseas. With a mid-March release date in China still looming, “Uncharted” has added $35 million overseas, taking its global gross to $226.4 million so far.

The film’s strong international sales include the Russian box office, where studios have so far opted to keep films in circulation after the country invaded Ukraine earlier in the week. The Ukrainian Film Academy on Saturday called for a boycott of the Russian film industry following the invasion.

Hot on the heels of the blockbuster ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home,’ the success of ‘Uncharted’ hit 25-year-old Holland’s growing star power. “No Way Home,” which topped the box office six times in December and January, is still one of the best draws in theaters. This weekend, it landed in third place with $5.8 million, bringing it closer to $800 million in domestic ticket sales.

While “Uncharted” and “Spider-Man: No Way Home” have enjoyed brand recognition, rarely has a movie star reigned so much over a 12-week span in theaters.

Star Power also kept the Channing Tatum-led “Dog” in second place. The MGM release, which Tatum co-directed with Reid Carolin, was down just 32% to $10.1 million in its second weekend of release. So far, the film – in which Tatum plays an Army Ranger teamed up with an Army dog ​​on a road trip – has grossed $30.9 million against a budget of $15 million.

With the release of Warner Bros.’ With ‘The Batman’ coming Friday, few new large-scale releases opened in theaters – and those struggled to make an impression.

The Foo Fighters’ horror-comedy “Studio 666,” published by Open Road and Briarcliff Entertainment, was the widest, opening in 2,306 theaters. The film, starring Dave Grohl and company as themselves while making their 10th record in a haunted house, debuted with $1.5 million.

The repeated delayed “Cyrano,” starring Peter Dinklage, opened in 797 theaters and grossed $1.4 million for MGM. The musical, directed by Joe Wright, was warmly received by critics, might have gotten a boost in Oscar nominations, but after several major Golden Globe nominations, it only landed a nod to costume design.

The new version that worked best is five decades old. In celebration of Paramount’s 50th anniversary, the remastered release of Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather” debuted with $900,000 from 156 theaters.

Estimated Friday-Sunday ticket sales at US and Canadian theaters, according to Comscore. Final national figures will be released on Monday.

1. “Uncharted,” $23.3 million.

2. “Dog,” $10.1 million.

3. “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” $5.8 million.

4. “Death on the Nile”, $4.5 million.

5. “Jackass Forever,” $3.2 million.

6. “Sing 2,” $2.1 million.

7. “Marry Me,” $1.9 million.

8. “Studio 666”, $1.6 million.

9. “Cyrano”, $1.4 million.

10. “Scream,” $1.3 million.

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This release corrects “Uncharted”‘s international gross for the weekend to $35 million, not $58.3 million.

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