Sonic The Hedgehog Breaks Video Game Movie Opening Weekend Box Office Record

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The Sonic The Hedgehog movie has done really well in its opening weekend.

It’s done so well, in fact, that it’s gone on to break the record for the biggest ever opening weekend at the box office for a video game movie.

Sonic The Hedgehog managed to rake in an impressive $57 million in North America.

However, that number is expected to climb to $68 million over the four-day Presidents Day weekend.

This is a huge number for the Sonic The Hedgehog movie considering ho much of a mess it was a while back.

However, the amount of press the film received after its first trailer came out might have helped the movie.

When Sonic The Hedgehog’s first trailer hit the web people were genuinely horrified by what they were seeing.

Sonic looked terrible and they had to redesign the character.

This means the movie was delayed into 2020 and it was probably the best decision Paramount Pictures has ever made.

Sonic The Hedgehog is on course to become the highest-grossing video game movie ever

Ben Schwartz does an excellent job voicing Sonic

Ben Schwartz does an excellent job voicing Sonic – Credit: Paramount Pictures

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However, Sonic The Hedgehog only has an estimated global total of $111 million so far.

This suggests that Sonic’s big-screen debut might not topple Detective Pikachu’s worldwide box office takings.

Detective Pikachu managed to amass $157.3 million in its first three days last year, which was really impressive.

Sonic The Hedgehog overtook Birds Of Prey at the box office which ended up getting $33 million in its opening weekend.

That ended up being the worst opening for a DCEU movie ever, but the film was also one of the cheapest to make.

In my review, I claimed that Sonic could very well be the best video game ever made, and I’m standing by that statement.

It looks like its box office takings might end up reflecting that fact.

What do you make of this? Have you seen the Sonic The Hedgehog movie? If so, what did you make of it?

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