SONIC THE HEDGEHOG Has Now Officially Passed the $100 Million Mark at the Domestic Box Office
Mechanic: Bartosz Sobczak
Category: Video Game Movies
In a truly surprising turn of events — that's probably quite shocking even to Paramount Pictures — Jeff Fowler's Sonic the Hedgehog keeps channelling his inner Mario, collecting millions of golden coins at the domestic box office with ease.
Despite strong competition this weekend, Sonic the Hedgehog managed to keep the top spot domestically with an estimated $26,3 million, edging out The Call of the Wild's three-day total of $24,8 million.
Sonic's perfectly normal 54.7% drop this weekend means that the beloved blue hero has already managed to break the $100 million mark at the domestic box office, with its current haul of $106,601,671.
Overseas, Sonic the Hedgehog has made $96,5 million so far, which brings its worldwide total to $203 million.
Considering that Sonic was released in the US and Canada only last Friday (and will open in major markets like Japan, Poland, Indonesia and India in the next few days), the fan-favourite movie has a clear shot at topping both Pokémon Detective Pikachu ($433 million) and WarCraft ($439 million) to become the highest-grossing video game movie of all time.
With Sonic exceeding all the box-office expectations, it's safe to say that the flick will get a sequel sooner rather than later.
Sonic The Hedgehog passed the $100M domestic mark after grossing an estimated $26.3M this weekend. 10-Day total stands at $106.60M.#SonicMovie #SonicTheHedgehog #BoxOffice @ParamountPics @SonicMovie pic.twitter.com/uIxoa6pPkT— BoxOfficeReport.com (@BORReport) February 23, 2020
Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.
Sonic the Hedgehog is now playing in theatres.