The Sonic the Hedgehog movie had the biggest opening weekend of any video game movie, including POKÉMON Detective Pikachu. Read on below to learn more:
Sonic the Hedgehog set a record for best opening weekend by a video game movie, ringing up an estimated $57 million at domestic box offices to overtake last year’s Detective Pikachu at $54.3 million.
Sonic’s $57 million figure is a three-day total, per The Hollywood Reporter. For the four-day weekend, THR is projecting a $68 million domestic haul for the Blue Blur. Sonic’s opening day estimate of $21 million on Friday likewise edges Detective Pikachu’s first-day take of $20.5 million on May 10, 2019.
Critically speaking, Sonic the Hedgehog is just short of Detective Pikachu, according to the two big aggregators. Rotten Tomatoes scores that 69% to 63% for Pikachu, while Metacritic has it 53 to 46, Pikachu. Still, Sonic the Hedgehog is now the third video game film to get better than 50 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, following the breakthrough performance of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in 2018’s Rampage.