‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ Passes ‘Detective Pikachu’ To Become Highest-Grossing Video Game Adaptation
After just 5 weeks in theaters and amidst the CO-VID 19 pandemic, Sonic The Hedgehog just hit a major milestone. Per reporting from BoxOfficeMojo, the film just passed 2019’s Detective Pickachu to become the highest-grossing live-action video game adaptation, domestically, in cinematic history.
The success must feel like vindication for many who worked on the film. Last April, the film’s first trailer sparked backlash due to the Sonic’s initial design. However, following a delayed-release and an update to the character’s look, fans were largely much happier with the final design.
The film currently sits at $145 million at the domestic box office. Additionally, Sonic sits at a worldwide total of $306.5 million.
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In addition to the film’s financial success, fans and critics alike give the film consistently positive reviews. Full Circle’s Lead Film Critic James Preston Poole gave the film a 7/10 rating. Moreover, Poole says “for all of its generic trappings, Sonic the Hedgehog still ranks among the better video game to film adaptations. The lead character, its villain, and hints of a wider, more colorful universe (and Blur Studio, of course) make Sonic the Hedgehog a promising start to a franchise that may be a little slow out the gate, but overall a great experience.”
Earlier this month, James Marsden, revealed that he has already signed the dotted line for multiple Sonic sequels. While those sequels remain unannounced, the film’s latest achievement makes it a matter of when not if.
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Sonic the Hedgehog is in theaters now!
The film stars Jim Carrey, James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Adam Pally, Neal McDonough, and Natasha Rothwell.
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