Hello Gamers, Behold, Sonic the Hedgehog has broken box office records by zooming past Birds of Prey to take the lead in the world box-office ranking shaving the highest ever box office opening for a video game adaptation.
The feature film adapted from a video game, garnered $100 million in takings over shadow competition in the world box-office rankings, according to the latest figures from Comscore. Despite poor reviews, the film adaptation of Sega’s hit platforming series has already made an impressive total of approximately $100m (£77m) worldwide, and $57m (£44m) in the US, beating the record of $54m (£41m) set in 2019 by Pokémon: Detective Pikachu.
Sonic the Hedgehog featured Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sega’s iconic blue hedgehog, Jim Carrey as the villainous Dr Robotnik, and James Marsden as the benevolent Green Hills and sheriff played by Tom Wachowski.
Sonic the Hedgehog lead the world box-office top 10 (in million dollars)
01. Sonic the Hedgehog – 100
02. Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) – 40.1
03. Bad Boys For Life – 22.4
04. 1917 – 21.7
05. Fantasy Island – 20
06. Parasite – 18.3
07. Dolittle – 13.8
08. The Photograph – 12.3
09. The Gentlemen – 10.8
10. Little Women – 8.7
The global box office take is especially impressive given that cinemas in China have been closed in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.