Sonic Opens Big In US; Breaks Video Game Movie Record

Sonic The Hedgehog has broken the record for biggest box office opening weekend for a video game movie adaptation in the US, beating previous record-holder Detective Pikachu. The Sonic movie has managed to garner US$57 million in the US (beating Detective Pikachu‘s US$54.3 million) and US$43 million internationally, for a grand total of US$100 million.

According to box office projections (via The Hollywood Reporter), the longer four-day weekend (Presidents’ Day) in the US means that the haul for Sonic The Hedgehog is expected to be US$68 by the end of Monday, which will bring the total to an impressive US$111 million.

Despite all that, it’s important to note that Detective Pikachu still holds the record for biggest video game movie worldwide opening weekend, with US$166 million thanks to a huge international performance.

At the time of writing, the Sonic The Hedgehog movie currently boasts a 63 percent critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but an unbelievable 95 percent audience rating. That’s a pretty high disparity between professional reviewers and general viewers, the latter of whom mostly liked the movie.

In the meantime, check out my full review of Sonic The Hedgehog here.


Author: Alleef Ashaari

Aspiring writer. Born in Amsterdam, raised in Malaysia. Comics are my passion. A gamer and science fiction enthusiast. PSN: AlleefAshaari

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