Sonic the Hedgehog is on course to earn as much as $47 million in its opening weekend.
Decades after the first Sonic video game was released, the blue hedgehog will finally get the big screen treatment with a new feature film adaptation from Paramount. Initially set to open in November of last year, Paramount famously pushed back the Sonic release date to Presidents’ Day weekend of this year after negative reactions to the first trailer prompted the studio to give the visual effects team time to redesign the title hero.
Now, Deadline reports that this morning’s tracking points towards a 4-day opening range of $41 million to $47 million for Sonic the Hedgehog. According to the outlet’s report on Sonic‘s box office prospects, males under 25 are “all in for this.”
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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 in undisclosed roles.
Sonic the Hedgehog will be released in theaters on February 14, 2020.