Despite mixed review, the Sonic the Hedgehog movie had a strong opening weekend at the box office. The Paramount Pictures film grossed an impressive $21 million on Friday, and it is on track to gross over $60 million across Presidents Day Weekend.
If the film manages to keep up the pace, it will dethrone Detective Pikachu for the biggest domestic opening ever for a video game film. Pikachu took in $54.3 million. Audiences gave Sonic and A CinemaScore and Pikachu an A-. While Sonic was expected to make bank for the studio, it’s already performing above expectations.
Sonic will also likely steal the domestic box office top spot from Birds of Prey, which opened to an underwhelming $33 million last week. The Harley Quinn-fronted film is expected to slip down to No. 2 over President Day with $20 million.
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