Movies that are based on video games tend to get a bad rep. However, it seems that with the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, it looks like Paramount might have a hit on their hands because according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, the movie just broke a record for video game movies where it managed to rake in $68 million over four days.
This is versus Detective Pikachu, which is based on the Pokemon franchise, which earned $54.3 million in the same period of time. As for the rest of the world, the movie is said to have earned $100 million. It’s actually surprising that the movie has done as well as it has, given the controversies early on.
For those unfamiliar, the initial release of the movie’s trailer depicted Sonic looking very un-Sonic like. This led to outcry from fans, forcing the movie to be delayed to 2020 (it was initially pegged for a 2019 release) as it was sent back to have its graphics changed to something that fans were more familiar with.
This seems to have been a good decision because according to the reviews of the movie, many have found it to be a highly entertaining flick, where the performance put out by Jim Carrey as Doctor Robotnik is said to have stolen the show. We’re not sure if there are plans for a sequel, but given its success, we wouldn’t be surprised.