Sonic The Hedgehog remained king at the box office with a $26.7 million weekend total.
Paramount’s live-action Sonic The Hedgehog movie is turning heads at every front by proving to be the best bet at the box office. Sonic The Hedgehog, which is currently in its second weekend, is on its way to becoming one of Paramount’s biggest hits in recent memory. This weekend, Sonic was up against Harrison Ford’s The Call of the Wild, another family-friendly film.
Harrison Ford’s latest outing proved to be a worthy match for Sonic, as The Call of the Wild brought in $25 million. Sonic retains both the nostalgic factor for parents and the goofiness that children just love, which is certainly why it was able to trump Harrison Ford’s well-received The Call of the Wild.
On its way to cinemas, Sonic The Hedgehog faced an uphill battle thanks to a poorly received design for the titular character. Sonic’s original design was the subject of much ridicule and a bevy of memes. Taking the feedback to heart, the creative team behind Sonic The Hedgehog and Paramount believed the best course of action was to delay the film and give Sonic the redesign he deserved. Their gamble proved to be one of the film’s saving graces, as one of the highest praises the film has received since its release is the look of Sonic.
At this point, Sonic The Hedgehog is laughing all the way to the bank as its worldwide gross stands at $157 million. While the film’s significant delay from summer to mid-February and costly reshoots tacked on a couple million to its budget, it’s almost certain that Sonic will be one of Paramount’s saving graces.
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Here is the official synopsis for Sonic the Hedgehog:
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster video game franchise from Sega that centres on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog. The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination.
Directed by Jeff Fowler from a script written by Patrick Casey, Josh Miller, and Oren Uziel, Sonic the Hedgehog features the voice talent of Ben Schwartz as the titular character and stars James Marsden as sheriff Tom Wachowski, Jim Carrey as Dr. Ivo Robotnik, Neal McDonough as US Army Major Bennington, Tika Sumpter as Mrs. Wachowski, Lee Majdoub as Stone, and Frank C. Turner as Crazy Carl. Adam Pally, Natasha Rothwell, Debs Howard, and Elfina Luk also star.
Sonic the Hedgehog will be released in theaters on February 14, 2020.
Source: The Wrap
New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".
"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe