This weekend at the box office a certain furry, blue hedgehog displaced the Birds of Prey from the top of the worldwide box office. With the US out for a four-day weekend there’s plenty more updates to come but for now we’re taking a look at the three-day numbers.
Paramount Pictures has plenty of reason to celebrate this morning as Sonic The Hedgehog has debuted with an excellent $57m across the three-day weekend. According to Box Office Mojo the film is set to finish the Presidents’ Day Weekend with around $68m in the bank.
The film is a a hit with audiences, earning itself an “A” CinemaScore to go along with that impressive 95% audience rating on RottenTomatoes. Opening weekend crowds were 56% male with 70% of the audience coming in aged under 25 years old.
Sonic launched in 40 markets across the weekend (read our review here) and brought in an estimated $43m for the studio, bringing the global total to around $100m for the opening three-day weekend.
Leading the pack was Mexico with a $6.7m debut followed closely by us here in the UK, where the film opened with an estimated $6.2m. Additional markets include France ($4.3m), Germany ($3.3m), Brazil ($3m), Australia ($2.8m), Spain ($2m), Italy ($1.9m), Ukraine ($1m) and Colombia ($1m). Paramount now takes Sonic to Russia next week followed by a March release in Japan. No date is yet set for a China release.
Warner Bros. Birds of Prey had to settle for second place this week, dipping by a mild -48% in its second weekend and bringing in an estimated $17.1m over the three-day. The film expected to deliver $19.6m for the four-day holiday frame in North America, pushing it’s domestic total to $61.7m.
Internationally, the DC Films release generated an estimated $23m from 78 markets, representing a -46% drop from opening weekend. The film’s international cume now totals $83.6m, pushing the global box office to just shy of $143m.
Mexico currently leads the way overseas with an estimated $7.9m, followed by the UK with $7.6m.
In third place we find Sony Pictures Fantasy Island with an estimated $12.4m over the three-day and an expected $14m for the holiday weekend. The film received a “C-” CinemaScore from opening day crowds, a generous result when compared to the 9% critical rating on RottenTomatoes.
Fantasy Island launched in 35 markets across the weekend and brought in an estimated $7.6m for the studio. France leads the way with an estimated $1.3m debut followed by Indonesia ($950k), and Australia ($700k). The film will open in Germany next week followed by debuts in Russia (Mar 5), UK (Mar 6), Mexico (Mar 27), Brazil (Apr 16) and South Korea (May 14).
Rounding out the top five this week is Sony’s Bad Boys for Life, the film dipped just -6% this weekend, bringing in an estimated $11.3m over the three-day weekend. It is expected to finish with $12.8m for the holiday frame as its box office now tops $182m domestically. Internationally, the film added another $11.1m, pushing the overseas total to $187m for a global cume that now stands at $368m.
Until next week Super Friends!