SEGA SAMMY Holding announced that the film Sonic the Hedgehog, recorded a global box office of nearly $210 million in ten days. The movie had a $85 million budget so we can safely say that the movie is a success.
In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik and his plans for world domination. James Marsden will star as Tom and Jim Carrey as Robotnik. Moreover, Ben Schwartz will lend his voice to Sonic.
Sonic the Hedgehog came out on February 14th, starting on 4,167 screens in the U.S. and more across the globe. In its first three-day opening, it recorded $58 million domestically. Thus, the movie broke the previously held record for the three-day opening of a video game adaptation of $54.3 million set by Detective Pikachu.
In its second week, Sonic the Hedgehog grossed $26,192,294 domestically. As such, it brought its U.S. box office to $107,704,000 total. The international box office total as of February 25th is $102,268,213, and its worldwide box office is almost $210 million.
From the looks of it, the decision to re-design Sonic was crucial to the film’s success. The first trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog depicted a realistic Sonic that had nothing in common with its video-game model. Fans were furious about that design, forcing Paramount Pictures to re-design it. So yeah, good job Paramount Pictures and SEGA!