Paramount Pictures and SEGA’s feature film adaptation of the video game Sonic the Hedgehog was a hit at the box office over the weekend. The film took in an estimated $57.0 million over the three-day weekend and is expected to reach $68 million including the holiday Monday tomorrow. Including international receipts the film has earned aproximately $111 million in its opening weekend.
The film is a much needed hit for Paramount Pictures which has struggled over the last several months. Terminator: Dark Fate last fall opened with $29 million and went on to finish with just $62.3 million domestically. The sci-fi thriller Gemini Man from the fall also fell way short of expectations with a $20.5 million opening and a domestic run of just $48.5 million.
Dropping into second place was Warner Bros. and DC Films’ Birds of Prey which took in another $17.1 million. The films’ two week total has reached $59.2 million with a worldwide total of $145.3 million.
The other two new releases over the weekend landed in the third and fourth place spots. Sony’s Fantasy Island opened in third with $12.4 million while Universal’s The Photograph took fourth place with $12.3 million.
Rounding out the top five was Sony’s Bad Boys for Life with another $11.3 million. The threequel has now totalled $181 million domestically and $369 million worldwide.
- Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount) $57.0 mil
- Birds of Prey (Warner Bros.) $17.1 mil
- Fantasy Island (Sony) $12.4 mil
- The Photograph (Universal) $12.3 mil
- Bad Boys for Life (Sony) $11.3 mil
Next weekend will see the release of 20th Century Studios’ The Call of the Wild as well as STX Entertainment’s Brahms: The Boy II. The anime film Ride Your Wave will see limited release from Fathom Events on Wednesday night while Focus Features will release the comedy drama Emma.