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Sonic the Hedgehog Box Office Grabs $68 Million Worth of Rings

David Crow Feb 16, 2020

Sonic the Hedgehog performed better than anyone expected over the four-day weekend, suggesting '90s nostalgia is here.

Whoever said there is no such thing as bad press might’ve been onto something—unless they were also the same great thinker who suggested video game movies were a sucker’s racket. Indeed, opening about three months after its original release date, and with major post-production CGI surgery to its title character after online backlash, Sonic the Hedgehog zipped past all expectations Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day weekend to a stunning debut.

Grossing an estimated $57 million over the traditional three-day weekend frame and a total of $68 million over the four-day holiday weekend, Sonic the Hedgehog dominated the box office this weekend and defied even the rosiest projections. In fact, studio Paramount Pictures pegged their blue devil movie as opening at $50 million over the four-day weekend, and the

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