"Sonic the Hedgehog" dominates North American box office in opening weekend
Publish- February 17, 2020, 01:57 AM
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Paramount Pictures' family film "Sonic the Hedgehog" dominated the North American box office with 57 million U.S. dollars in its debut weekend.
According to Box Office Mojo, the movie is expected to earn 68 million in domestic market and 111 million U.S. dollars globally through Monday, the Presidents' Day holiday. It has set a record for a video game adaptation.
"Sonic the Hedgehog" follows the world's fastest hedgehog teaming up with his new best friend Tom Wachowski to defend the planet from the evil Dr. Robotnik.
Opening at 4,167 theaters, the film received an A CinemaScore from audiences and generated a 63 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
A number of movies opened alongside "Sonic the Hedgehog" this weekend, including Universal's romance drama "The Photograph," Sony's thriller "Fantasy Island" and Searchlight Pictures' remake "Downhill."