Nostalgia was on Paramount’s side for this long President’s Day weekend. Sonic: the Hedgehog managed to rack up $70 million at the box office per The Hollywood Reporter.
The 1990’s Sega video game based movie exceeded all expectations to give Paramount it’s biggest debut since 2018’s Mission Impossible: Fallout! The film was widely known for pushing back it’s original release to fix Sonic’s appearance after it was panned in the first trailer.
Sonic has also broken the record for the largest video game turned movie debut in North America. The film is currently on track to possibly make $200 million domestically.
The film stars James Marsden, Jim Carey, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter and Natasha Rothwell.