'Sonic' movie breaks box-office records for gaming adaptation picture


The Sonic movie has come a long way from its opening trailer.

On its teaser release, the movie seemed doomed. Fans of the game went crazy after seeing what the big screens had done to their beloved character.

After delaying the movie’s release to fix the aesthetics of this widely adored hedgehog, Paramount Pictures gave the fans exactly what they wanted and brought to life the character we all know and love.

Previously, they had attempted to make the cartoon character as life-like as possible which, in turn, made for some horrifying CGI.

He had lost his white hands and his trademark trainers; they even tried to give him human teeth… pushing supporters over the edge.

The result? Quite extraordinary.

The film has broken opening-weekend box office records across the United States and Canada for a video game adaptation, according to a report from Deadline (via The Gamer).

It is almost as though the publicity that the film gained through their false start has helped them in the long run. Everybody had become aware of the film for the wrong reasons, but were aware nonetheless.

The family-friendly screening seems to be attracting more than just families, with viewers purchasing a ticket just to find out if they had in fact fully fixed the character’s look.


The film – starring legend Jim Carrey – had a relatively slow start when it opened on Thursday, but saw a dramatic rise in viewership on the weekend, hitting a three-day total of $57 million yesterday.

Worldwide, though, SEGA’s fastest hero failed to race to a quick start, sitting at the $100 million mark and falling over $50 million short of Detective Pikachu.

In other video game movie-related news, we learned last week that the sequel to the 2018 Tomb Raider movie will incorporate the stories from both the 'Rise of the Tomb Raider' and 'Shadow of the Tomb Raider' games, with a provisional release date of March 21, 2020.

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