This weekend Sonic the Hedgehog decimated the competition at the box office. The video game movie grossed an estimated $57 million. Sonic is now sitting at $111 million worldwide. Not to bad for a movie that went through a complete character redesign. Even with the name change Birds of Prey was only able to gross $17 million in its second weekend. It seems the movie won’t be one of those big blockbuster comic book movies.
The reimaging of the show Fantasy Island grossed an estimated $12.4 million. This movie was dismantled by the critics. It’s not a bad idea to take a corny television show and turn it into a horror movie, definitely better than rebooting The Grudge over and over again. The Photograph came in at number four with $12.2 million. The final movie that was released this weekend is the Will Ferrell movie Downhill, it crashed with a dismal $4.6 million at the box office.
Weekend Top Three
3. Fantasy Island $12.4 million
2. Birds of Prey $17 million
1. Sonic the Hedgehog $57 million
Since this is an extended weekend with the Presidents Day holiday the numbers will change a little. To stay consistent we won’t be worrying about those numbers. Sonic the Hedgehog should finish this weekend well over $60 million. Next weekend look for The Call of the Wild and Brahms: The Boy II to be released. These two movies will give Birds of Prey a run for its money as Sonic the Hedgehog will stay at the top of the box office for a second weekend. I feel like I will be right about next weekend, so far this year I’ve picked the wrong movies to do well. It’s time my luck will change.