'Sonic the Hedgehog' Scores Biggest Box Office Opening Weekend for Video Game Adaptations
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Pulling in an impressive $57 million, the movie starring Jim Carrey and James Marsden outshines previous record holder 'Detective Pikachu' by almost $3 million.

AceShowbiz - "Sonic the Hedgehog" has shattered U.S. box office records for video game adaptations with an impressive $57 million opening weekend.

The film, starring Jim Carrey and James Marsden, beat out the previous record holder, "Pokemon Detective Pikachu", by almost $3 million.

The movie is projected to pull in a four-day gross of $68 million over Presidents' Day, making it one of the best openings ever for the weekend.

The movie also hauled in $43 million overseas, giving it a total global box office take of $111 million.

"Sonic" toppled "Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn", which falls to two at the U.S. box office with a $20 million second weekend take.

"Fantasy Island", "The Photograph" and "Bad Boys for Life" complete the new top five.

Top Ten Movies at Weekend Box Office for February 14-16:

  1. "Sonic the Hedgehog" - $57 million
  2. "Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn" - $17 million
  3. "Fantasy Island" - $12.4 million
  4. "The Photograph" - $12.2 million
  5. "Bad Boys for Life" - $11.3 million
  6. "1917" - $8 million
  7. "Jumanji: The Next Level" - $5.7 million
  8. "Parasite" - $5.5 million
  9. "Dolittle" - $5 million
  10. "Downhill" - $4.6 million

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