Sonic- the Second Biggest Video-Game Movie
Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog earned another $16.48 million (-37%) in its third domestic weekend, and it brought about $128.774 million in 17 days of release. It put the Sonic’s days away from surpassing Tomb Raider ($131 million in 2001) to become the sans inflation, the second-biggest video game movie in raw domestic grosses behind Pokemon: Detective Pikachu ($144 million in 2019).
That is a stronghold, higher than Deadpool (-43% in 2016 in three weekends) and almost near to Kingsman (-35% in 2015). Whether that means anything, in the long run, I hate to say, especially with “Onward” by Pixar, opening following weekend. But a great hold is always better than a good grip. Either way, the $85 million Sega video game adaptation, starring Jim Carrey and James Marsden, has also earned $265 million worldwide.
Such as Universal’s Dolittle before it, the Disney and 20th Century’s Call of the Wild would probably be a hit, if it wasn’t so ridiculously expensive. The $110 million Jack London adaptation, starring Dan Stevens, Harrison Ford, and a CGI dog, grossed $13.32 million (-46%) in the second weekend for a $46 million ten-day cume. Probably over under $76 million domestic cume, which is regarding where Dolittle finished up, seems to be in store for this one.
The film has earned $79.3 million worldwide so far with a probably over/under $135 million global cume (unless it breaks out in Japan and/or Korea) in the works. It’s a miss for sure, but at the minimum, it will live forever as a Disney plus offering.
The Sony’s Bad Boys For Life earned another $4.3 million (-26%) in its seventh weekend to bring its collection to $197.4 million. From the two years, the most prominent movies thus far have come not from Disney or even from Warner Bros. and Universal, but from Sony and Paramount. Disney hasn’t entered the ring yet. But if Onward plays more like a pre-summer DreamWorks Animation release and Mulan plays near to Dumbo than Cinderella, then we may begin the summer with Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount’s A Quiet Place 2, Sony’s Bad Boys For Life, and United Artists’ No Time to Die as the year’s biggest domestic earners. Ditto Bad Boys For Life’s $400 million-plus global collections.
Warner Bros. Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey received another $4.11 million (-40%) in the fourth weekend to bring its cume up to $78.8 million in 24 days of domestic release. That positions the applauded Cathy Yan and Christina Hodson DC Films flick for an $85-$90 million domestic end. That’s ironically nearly tied with John Wick: Chapter 2 ($92 million on a $40 million budget on the same weekend in 2017), but with a budget ($82 million) near to John Wick: Chapter 3 ($75 million). With $188 million worldwide, it should crawl past $200 million (unless it goes bonkers in Japan). With The Way Backtracking low and Scoob, a coin toss and all hope for Warner Bros. rests with Wonder Woman-1984.
DreamWorks and Universal’s 1917 is one of the very biggest World War I / World War II movies ever made in raw global grosses. It’s second among all World War I movies following Wonder Woman ($821 million), and it will be passed the $376 million collections of Captain America: The First Avenger soon enough. Superhero movies apart, it sits behind Dunkirk ($527 million), Saving Private Ryan ($482 million), and Pearl Harbor ($442 million).
Sam Mendes’ $90 million action drama will have $155.9 million domestic and $362 million worldwide by yesterday night. Meanwhile, Brahms: The Boy II earned $2.63 million (-55%) in its second weekend for a $9.8 million ten-day cume. Sony and Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island will have $24 million domestic by yesterday night.
Sony’s Jumanji: The Next Level has now earned $314 million domestic. Neon’s Oscar-winning Parasite has passed $51 million by 2nd March and is trying to top Hero ($54 million in 2004). Life is Beautiful ($57 million in 1998/1999) to become the third-biggest foreign-language film following The Passion of the Christ ($370 million in 2004) and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon ($128 million in 2000).
The Gentlemen has $35 million domestic and over $100 million global and higher than Snatch ($30 million/$80 million in 2000/2001) to become Guy Ritchie’s biggest-grossing gangster flick. Emma extended to 97 theaters and will earn $1.17 million ($12,062 per-theater) for a $1.471 million ten-day cume. It will expand full next weekend. And lastly, Knives Out has now earned $164.6 million domestic after 14 weekends in theaters.
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