Box Office: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Speeds to $3 Million on Thursday Night

Published on Feb 14, 2020

Box Office: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Speeds to $3 Million on Thursday Night

Sonic the Hedgehog” raced to a solid $3 million at 3,150 North American locations on Thursday night.

Meanwhile, Universal’s romantic drama “The Photograph” grossed $650,000 in previews from 2,250 theaters on Thursday night.

The figure matches the preview number for “How to Train Your Dragon: the Hidden World,” which opened last year with $55 million. Preview audiences gave “Sonic the Hedgehog” a 4 out 5 PostTrak rating.

Paramount’s action adventure, based on the Sega video game character, has been forecast to dominate domestic moviegoing with $40 million to $45 million from 4,130 venues over the Presidents’ Day holiday weekend. The film, a live-action and CGI hybrid, follows the world’s fastest hedgehog, teaming up with his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) to defend the planet from the evil Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey). Reviews have been mostly positive, generating a 64% Rotten Tomatoes rating.

Sonic” will have to resonate beyond its core demographic to recoup its $87 million price tag.

Read full article at: Variety - Film News

Author: Dave McNary