‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Tops the Box Office with Best Opening Weekend Ever


Sonic the Hedgehog has gone from receiving extremely unfavorable reactions from fans to earning the biggest box office opening weekend ever for a video game movie. The Blue Blur had no problem topping the box office, speeding past Birds of Prey with a $57 million three-day weekend, and a projected $68 million for the Valentine’s Day/Presidents Day holiday weekend. But how did Birds of Prey hold up in second place? Get the rest of the box office results below.

The Hollywood Reporter has the Sonic the Hedgehog box office not only topping the domestic charts, but raking in a solid $100 million internationally. On top of that, the movie has been landing well with fans, earning an “A” CinemaScore from opening day audiences and a 95% score from audiences on Rotten Tomatoes, even though it only landed 63% from critics. It’ll be interesting to see if the movie has legs throughout the upcoming spring.

Coming in second place is Birds of Prey, which had some trouble living up to expectations from both box office analysts and Warner Bros. Pictures. It was hoped that a title change to Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey for SEO and movie ticketing websites might help boost the box office, and that very well could be the cast, but it still only earned $17 million for the three-day weekend and $19 million for the holiday weekend. That’s a 48% drop, which has some people being rather negative, but that’s actually not too bad.

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