Monday, April 22, 2024

Tom Holland, 25, Crowned Box Office King with “Uncharted” $15.4 Mil Opening, “Spider Man” Still Booming


Tom Hanks? Tom Cruise?

There’s a new Tom in town, and his name is Tom Holland. He’s the king of the box office this morning.

“Uncharted” has a $15.4 million opening including the $3.7 million from previews. “Spider Man” earned another $1.7 million last night as well.

He is only 25, but Holland has the number 1 and number 4 movies. If the Academy doesn’t get him to appear on the Oscars in some form, I don’t know what will happen.

Not to mention: Holland’s girlfriend, Zendaya, is turning in an Emmy worthy performance on the most talked about TV series, “Euphoria,” on HBO. She’s also his co-star in “Spider Man.”

These kids are the Mickey and Judy of this generation! The sky is the limit.

In other box office news, “Marry Me” did a million bucks last night, off 64% from last Friday, but about what it did on Monday, Valentine’s Day.

Channing Tatum’s “Dog” opened with $5 million and will be barking up the wrong tree over the weekend. But this just Channing’s tentative comeback. His next one, “Lost City of Z,” with Sandra Bullock, looks like an old fashioned hit from the trailer and commercials.

PS All of this must be peculiar for Tom Hollander, another British actor who is quite terrific in all his films. He has a boatload of awards and nominations.


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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