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Sonic the Hedgehog outpaces Detective Pikachu at the US Box Office

We have a new record for videogame-to-film adaptations

Sonic the Hedgehog outpaces Detective Pikachu at the US Box Office

Sonic the Hedgehog outpaces Detective Pikachu at the US Box Office

Paramount Pictures' Sonic the Hedgehog has already grossed $57 million at the US box office, a new record for a video game adaptation on its opening weekend. 

This record was formerly held by Detective Pikachu, which managed to earn $54.3 million during the same timeframe in the US. Overseas, Sonic the Hedgehog has grossed an estimated $43 million, generating total earnings of $100 million worldwide. This is $61 million behind Detective Pikachu, revealing Sonic's lesser worldwide appeal. 

The blue blur's filmic success comes despite a troubled history for the movie, which required a rapid redesign of the film's main character before its release. Even so, the movie's audience score of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes speaks for itself when judging the movie's enjoyability. That said, the film has received a harsher critical reception, so don't expect Sonic to win any Oscars. 
   
Sonic the Hedgehog is available to watch in cinemas now. 


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17-02-2020, 07:00:23

Warchild
Makes you wonder if the initial model design was intentional and only for the trailer to spark a viral wave of criticism and interest. If it is, seemed it worked well.Quote

17-02-2020, 08:46:02

Greenback
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Makes you wonder if the initial model design was intentional and only for the trailer to spark a viral wave of criticism and interest. If it is, seemed it worked well.
I think what worked well was, they didn't start calling their target audience entitled or toxic, instead they took the criticism and made changes.

We've seen other films get a viral wave of criticism, and it kill the film before it's released because of how the criticism was handledQuote

17-02-2020, 09:20:07

Warchild
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Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
I think what worked well was, they didn't start calling their target audience entitled or toxic, instead they took the criticism and made changes.

We've seen other films get a viral wave of criticism, and it kill the film before it's released because of how the criticism was handled
Not seen that happen before, but ouch whoever did that committed career suicide.Quote

17-02-2020, 10:46:03

Dark NighT
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Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
Not seen that happen before, but ouch whoever did that committed career suicide.

Ghostbusters 2016 female edition comes to mind.Quote

17-02-2020, 10:59:45

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