Sonic the Hedgehog already holds the all-time most successful opening weekend for a video game movie. Ten days into its run, the milestones keep coming. This weekend, the film repeated as #1 at the U.S. Box Office, its domestic total reached $106 million, and its worldwide gross edged past $200 million. Per video game industry analyst @BenjiSales, the movie’s domestic total needs only another $38 million to claim Detective Pikachu‘s domestic throne.
Sonic Movie Week 2 updates
– Repeats 2 weeks in a row as #1 film at US Box Office
– In only 10 days the US total has already hit $106 million dollars
– Sonic only needs to earn $38 million more to dethrone Detective Pikachu's Domestic Total
– Worldwide Total at $203.1 million pic.twitter.com/DjMUuQ1nBa
— Benji-Sales (@BenjiSales) February 23, 2020
Success was never a sure thing for Sonic the Hedgehog. The Blue Blur’s positively awful first design put off a lot of fans, but with a delay and a new look, the movie turned things around. Confident, positive reactions to the movie from Sonic voice actor Ben Schwartz and Dr. Robotnik actor Jim Carrey eventually cemented some real hope for the movie going into opening weekend. Sonic the Hedgehog ended up satisfying lots of fans, to the point that there are already talks of a hypothetical sequel (with Knuckles, maybe!) from Jim Carrey and writer Josh Miller. It makes sense that so many people close to the movie’s production are excited: after the rough debut, the box office success so far gives Sonic the Hedgehog a serious shot to become the most successful video game movie of all time. Who saw that coming?
Have you seen Sonic the Hedgehog? What did you think of it? Are you surprised by its great box office run so far, or were you expecting a little bit more oomph? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments!