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Off-Topic: Sonic The Hedgehog Surpasses Box-Office Expectations

Over Valentine's Day weekend, Sonic The Hedgehog has surpassed domestic box-office expectations. Last week, speculations of the movie's box-office numbers ranged between $30-$40 million. Each day, the goal post kept climbing up and up to $50-$55 million. Now, the numbers for the three day weekend shows Sonic The Hedgehog fast tracking to $57 million. If you count President's Day, then the numbers are expected to reach $60 million.

Not only does Sonic The Hedgehog beat Pokemon: Detective Pikachu's opening weekend box-office of $54 million, but it has proven to be the most profitable video game adapted movie of all time. Sonic The Hedgehog is expected to reach the movie's budget of $85 million and a sequel is looking to be inevitable with Jim Carrey stating he would like to see the Sonic movie get a sequel after expressing how much he liked playing the movie's main villain, Dr. Ivo Robotnik.

Left: Old movie Sonic; Right: New movie Sonic

Sonic The Hedgehog was suppose to release November 2019, but was pushed back to Valentine's Day 2020 after receiving criticism over Sonic's original design looking too realistic. A hedgehog's head attached to a muscular human body had people horrified. In fact, so horrified that Sonic's original creators from SEGA were displeased with Sonic's new look. The movie's director, Jeff Fowler, responded to the criticisms on Twitter stating that he has heard the criticisms and they were gonna fix the design.

By November 12th, Paramount releases their second trailer of the movie with Sonic's final design and was met with very positive comments. After the reveal of Sonic's final design, rumors circulated that redesigning Sonic drastically increased the movie's budget by $35 million when the cost was much lower estimated around $5 million. Because Fowler and his team took the time to listen to the criticisms from fans, people felt it was necessary to see the Sonic movie on opening weekend to show their support for the movie and to thank the team for taking the time and listen to the fans instead of berating them like Disney and Lucas Film would towards Star Wars fans.

Did you see Sonic The Hedgehog? If so, what did you think of the movie? If not, are you planning on seeing it? Leave a comment in the comments section of your thoughts on Sonic The Hedgehog. Make sure to follow me on my Facebook, Twitter, and Minds pages to stay up to date for more news, reviews, and discussions.

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