“Sonic the Hedgehog” was launched at the top of the box office this weekend, with an estimated $ 57 million in local ticket sales opened – a fairly unlikely success story for the movie, and a video game series tweaking a small blue creature With the super enemy.
The movie could easily be a box office disaster. Local movie pioneers were not always nice with the adaptation of video games; “Warcraft” and “Assassin’s Creed”, from 2016, and the latest “Tomb Raider” reboot, all fought at the box office. The creators of “Sonic the Hedgehog” have redesigned its digital title, delaying the film’s release, after audiences mocked an early video.
But “Sonic the Hedgehog”, distributed by Paramount Pictures and based on the character of the Sega games game, is more than avoiding disaster. It brought an estimated 43 million dollars abroad this weekend, according to the studio, bringing its global opening total for the weekend to 100 million. The film has a budget of $ 85 million.
Directed by Jeff Fowler, “The Hedgehog’s Voice” program pairs his furry blue hero (who voiced Ben Schwartz) with a human friend played by James Marsden, and confronts them with the villain played by Jim Carrey.
While it may not be the next “parasite”, “Sonic the Hedgehog” has received a somewhat warm response from critics, holding 63 percent new rating On rotten tomatoes. And the ticket buyers seemed to care for her as well, giving them a score in the CinemaScore exit polls. (Ben Kingsberg, in his review of the New York Times, was less impressive: “Sonic now looks like a cartoon hedgehog instead of a sprinkler marmot,” referring to the character’s digital transformation. “But if anything was done to cancel writing the script, it didn’t help. “)
[Read our critic’s review of “Sonic the Hedgehog.”]
Two newcomers with a low budget in a close race to get third.
“Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island”, a horror film distributed by Sony, opened an estimated $ 12.4 million in domestic ticket sales this weekend, a good start to a movie with a budget of around $ 7 million. Estimates put her at the forefront of Universal’s “Universal” story with Iza Ray and Licketh Stanfield who made a good opening this weekend, with domestic sales reaching about $ 12.3 million from Friday to Sunday. (The budget for this movie was $ 16 million.) Any movie can land third when the final charges are made on Monday.
He finished second on “Warner Bros.”, a DC Comics story with Margot Robbie that opened disappointing last weekend. This cycle continued this weekend, generating estimated sales of $ 17.1 million, according to Comscore, which collects box office data.
But perhaps the biggest bump was at the weekend Downhill, a comedy with Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus that opened up to an estimated (4.7) million dollars, fell 10th. The film, a remake of the dark Swedish comedy “Force Majeure”, received poor comments; the result is rotten tomatoes are 40 percent.