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'Sonic The Hedgehog' Movie Sets Box Office Record On Opening Weekend

'Sonic The Hedgehog' Movie Sets Box Office Record On Opening Weekend
February 16, 2020 - 20:52 / Lucas Anderson

Sonic The Hedgehog is defying expectations during its opening weekend. The film is on pace for a $68 million four-day opening, which would be the most ever for a video game adaptation. Learn more about the movie below!

The Sonic The Hedgehog movie is bringing in record numbers for a video game adaptation this February long weekend. The film's projected $68 million opening weekend total will surpass the record formerly held by the 2019 adaptation film Pokémon Detective Pikachu.

The movie's box office numbers will also place it among the top February long weekend openings ever!

Sonic The Hedgehog movie poster. Directed by Jeff Fowler, USA, 2020.

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Sonic The Hedgehog movie recovers from earlier backlash

Sonic The Hedgehog was a viral sensation for the wrong reasons when its original first trailer debuted in early 2019. The trailer was widely criticized for the creepy "humanoid" appearance of "Sonic." Shortly after, it was announced the film would delay its 2019 release while the character's appearance was redesigned.

Viewers seem to be satisfied with the new look for "Sonic," as they are getting out to see him in flocks this February 2020 long weekend. James Marsden and Jim Carrey also star in the film with the video game character.

Jim Carrey at a screening of "Sonic the Hedgehog" at the Regency Village Theatre on February 12, 2020.

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The Sonic movie trailer previews the adventure-comedy film

The film itself received mixed to generally positive reviews from critics. Audiences are rating the film highly, however!

Watch the trailer for yourself below. Look for The Grinch actor Jim Carrey as the classic "Sonic" villain "Dr. Robotnik."