After nearly 30 years, Sega’s long-time mascot Sonic the Hedgehog has finally made his big-screen debut. The reviews are in, and while mainstream critics aren’t so fond of the film, the blue blur’s action-adventure outing starring Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, and James Marsden has received a lot of positive feedback from the fanbase so far.
So, how’s it gone for Paramount Pictures in terms of earnings? According to Deadline Hollywood, the $87 million production could potentially be in the running to become the best video game movie adaptation debut in North America of all-time. The latest industry estimates suggest it has banked around $53.99 million in three days and more than $64.3 million in its opening weekend.
If this is the case, it would be a new record for this type of film. The current record-holder is the Legendary / Warner Bros. production Detective Pikachu starring Ryan Reynolds, which reportedly banked $54.3 million in three days. On a 4-day basis, Sonic is believed to have already surpassed Detective Pikachu, banking $58 million during a non-holiday period last May. The newest Warner Bros. release Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey simply couldn’t keep up with Sonic’s speed, as illustrated in Box Office earnings below for the Valentine’s Day and President’s Day weekend:
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