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Sonic the Hedgehog takes £44m in opening weekend, breaking box office records for video game films

1 month ago   |   By Evening Standard

Video games don't have the best track record when it comes to film adaptations - who remembers 90s flop Super Mario Bros.? Or Street Fighter with Jean-Claude Van Damm?
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Sonic The Hedgehog scores highest opening weekend ever for video game movie

Sonic The Hedgehog scores highest opening weekend ever for video game movie

1 month ago   |   By Radio Times

Sonic The Hedgehog broke box office records when he zoomed into cinemas over the weekend.
The blue blur landed the highest-grossing opening weekend for a video game movie in North America with $57 million in total, a number that is expected to increase to $68 million today as Americans celebrate President's Day.
The impressive result edges out previous record holder, Pokemon: Detective Pikachu , which made $54 million when it debuted last year.
It's a remarkable turnaround by Paramount and director Jeff Fowler, who faced massive backlash when the first Sonic trailer was revealed, due...
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Sonic The Hedgehog movie breaks box office record, beats Detective Pikachu

Sonic The Hedgehog movie breaks box office record, beats Detective Pikachu

1 month ago   |   By Metro

He can afford to look this happy
Sonic The Hedgehog's so-so reviews haven't slowed it down, as it earns the biggest opening for a video game movie ever in the US.
Sonic The Hedgehog's movie adaptation may barely resemble the games it's based on , but the box office numbers show that most people didn't really seem to care.
According to the Hollywood Reporter , the movie scored a US opening of $57 million over the weekend and is currently sitting pretty at $68 million .
Not only is this much higher than inital estimates , but it's managed to trump Detective Pikachu , which made just over...
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