‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Has Biggest-Ever Opening For a Video Game Adaptation
An nameless reader quotes The Wrap:
“Sonic the Hedgehog” is giving Paramount its finest field workplace information in over a 12 months, with a presently Three-day opening weekend of $55 million to turn into the finest opening weekend ever for a online game adaptation… The delayed launch of this movie prompted by an intense rejection of Sonic’s preliminary design is popping out to be a little bit of a blessing in disguise. Moved from final November to this prolonged Presidents’ Day weekend, “Sonic” is standing out in the film market as a fashionable household providing with no main competitors presently in theaters and none coming till Pixar’s “Onward” arrives in three weeks.
Audience reception, pushed by each households and hardcore Sonic followers, has been very sturdy with an A on CinemaScore, four/5 on Postrak, and 95% viewers rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Even critics have been pretty optimistic with a 65% Rotten Tomatoes rating… If this weekend’s estimates maintain, “Sonic” could have a gap weekend that is greater than double any of Paramount’s 2019 movies, together with the $29 million opening of “Terminator: Dark Fate.” In truth, it has the highest opening weekend for the studio since “Mission: Impossible — Fallout,” which opened to $61.2 million in July 2018.
The Wrap’s article additionally contains a listing rating “all 46 videogame movies” from finest to worst. They rank 2001’s “Tomb Raider” simply forward of 2018’s “Tomb Raider” (at #14 and #15, respectively), and in addition bear in mind a number of forgotten early-1990s movies primarily based on videogames (together with “Street Fighter,” “Mortal Kombat” and “Super Mario Bros.”)