Monday, April 15, 2024

“Spider Man” Effect Propels Tom Holland to Big Thursday Night Previews for Poorly Reviewed “Uncharted”


No kidding. Fans want to see Tom Holland, star of “SpiderMan,” in more movies.

Even though “Uncharted” has pretty awful reviews, Peter Parker fans came out to see it last night.

Total last night was $3.7 million. That’s very big, on the order of the recent “Scream.” It’s based on a video game, and described to me as a “throwaway” movie. Mark Wahlberg co-stars but it’s Holland who’s the main attraction. “Spider Man” itself made $575,000 last night as it begins its drain out. The “Spider Man” total is now a whopping $763 million.

“Uncharted” is at 39% on Rotten Tomatoes. And that may be kind.  Owen Gleiberman in Variety wrote:” Watchable in a thin “Raiders of the Lost National Treasure of the Fast & Furious Caribbean” way.”

I’ll wait to see it on an airplane!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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