The Sonic the Hedgehog movie has now grossed over $200 million worldwide, Paramount has claimed.
Sonic is now less than $41m (US) and $230m (global) away from Detective Pikachu’s record total box office gross for a video game movie.
In its first weekend the Paramount film debuted with a three-day opening of $57 million in the US, which represents a new domestic record for a video game adaptation.
In addition, the Sonic movie’s projected four-day gross of $68 million will be among the best showings ever for the long holiday weekend, which this year coincided with Valentine’s Day.
With a Rotten Tomatoes score of 63% and an audience score in the 90s, Sonic seems to be fairing far bitter with movie goers than with critics.
It’s estimated that the Sonic movie cost around $87 million to create.
The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden).
Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop villain Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his powers for world domination. The film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.
Sonic’s character design for the film was revealed in April 2019 and caused a fan backlash large enough to see the movie delayed from November to February 2020 so that Sega’s mascot could be reworked.