Tom Holland's Uncharted leads US box office on its opening weekend

Tom Holland (right) and Mark Wahlberg star in Uncharted. PHOTO: SONY PICTURES

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS, XINHUA) - Sony's long-in-the-works video game adaptation Uncharted collected US$44 million (S$59.3 million)on its opening weekend, enough to lead the United States domestic box office charts and solidify Tom Holland's star power.

The big-budget action adventure has been positioned as a key test of Holland's bankability outside of his blockbuster success as Spider-Man.

Uncharted has received mixed reviews, at best - it has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 40 per cent - so it is safe to assume the 25-year-old British actor had a healthy hand in selling tickets.

It also helps that Uncharted is rated PG-13 and based on one of the most popular video games.

The film follows street-smart Nathan Drake, who is recruited by a seasoned treasure hunter to solve one of the world's oldest mysteries and recover a great fortune lost 500 years ago.

Mark Wahlberg co-stars with Holland, with Sophia Ali, Tati Gabrielle, and Antonio Banderas filling in the supporting roles.

Comedy film Dog, co-directed by and starring Channing Tatum, opened second in at the US box office with US$15.13 million.

Uncharted also took in US$55.4 million from 62 overseas markets this weekend.

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