Following a very rocky production process, the anticipated live-action "Sonic" movie is speeding towards a successful first week at the box office.
Aaliyah said it best: if at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off and try again. That iconic quote can definitely be applied to the production team behind Paramount Pictures' live-action Sonic The Hedgehog film, which started out as a CGI disaster when the trailer debuted last year and is now expected to top the box office after an impressive opening day in theaters yesterday.
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Many fans lost their rings at the sight of the original Sonic design, which led producers to go back and actually redesign everyone's favorite blue-haired hedgehog. That move costed the studio a bank load of bucks and a pushback on the premiere date from November 2019 to February 2020. Good call, because Variety reports the film is expected to garner $40 - $45 million in its four-day extended weekend run due to Presidents Day this coming Monday. Sonic, which stars James Marsden, Tika Sumpter and Jim Carrey as fan-favorite villain Dr. Robotnik, is expected to replace Warner Bros. surprisingly disappointing Birds of Prey film from the number 1 spot if it can outsell opening weekends for Universal's The Photograph, Sony’s Fantasy Island and Searchlight’s Downhill. Fingers crossed that Sonic makes it to the next level!
Are you going to see Sonic The Hedgehog this weekend? Let us know down in the comments after checking out the trailer below: