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Sonic the Hedgehog opens big

by WENN February 17th, 2020, 8:20 am

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Sonic the Hedgehog has shattered U.S. box office records for video game adaptations with an impressive $57 million opening weekend.

The film, starring Jim Carrey and James Marsden, beat out the previous record holder, Detective Pikachu, by almost $3 million .

The movie is projected to pull in a four-day gross of $68 million over Presidents' Day, making it one of the best openings ever for the weekend.

The movie also hauled in $43 million overseas, giving it a total global box office take of $111 million .

Sonic toppled Birds Of Prey, which falls to two at the U.S. box office with a $20 million second weekend take.

Fantasy Island, The Photograph, and Bad Boys For Life complete the new top five.