‘Uncharted’ Is the First Test of Tom Holland’s Box Office Power Outside the Spiderverse

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Sony hopes that the “Spider-Man” star will sell tickets outside of Marvel in pricey video-game adaptation with franchise ambitions

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On the same week that “Spider-Man: No Way Home” passed “Avatar” on the domestic box office charts, that film’s leading man, Tom Holland, will be in another Sony Pictures film with “Uncharted,” a video game adaptation that marks Sony’s attempt to turn its Playstation franchises into a blockbuster stable.

But unlike Paramount’s “Sonic the Hedgehog” films — which just got a third film and a streaming series — or Universal/Illumination’s upcoming “Mario” film, “Uncharted” and its treasure hunting hero Nathan Drake haven’t exactly crossed over into mainstream notoriety despite releasing four successful installments for Playstation.

That means that Holland, fresh off one of the biggest