Sonic the Hedgehog outpaces Detective Pikachu at the US Box Office

Sonic the Hedgehog outpaces Detective Pikachu at the US Box Office

Sonic the Hedgehog outpaces Detective Pikachu at the US Box Office

Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog has already grossed $57 million at the US box office, a new record for a video game adaptation on its opening weekend. 

This record was formerly held by Detective Pikachu, which managed to earn $54.3 million during the same timeframe in the US. Overseas, Sonic the Hedgehog has grossed an estimated $43 million, generating total earnings of $100 million worldwide. This is $61 million behind Detective Pikachu, revealing Sonic’s lesser worldwide appeal. 

The blue blur’s filmic success comes despite a troubled history for the movie, which required a rapid redesign of the film’s main character before its release. Even so, the movie’s audience score of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes speaks for itself when judging the movie’s enjoyability. That said, the film has received a harsher critical reception, so don’t expect Sonic to win any Oscars. 
   
Sonic the Hedgehog is available to watch in cinemas now. 

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