Sonic the Hedgehog tracking $41M-$47M four-day opening weekend
According to Deadline, Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog feature adaptation of the classic video game is tracking to open between $41 million and $47 million during its four-day opening weekend when it debuts on Valentine’s Day, with Presidents Day following that Monday.
The film was originally set to hit theaters this past weekend but after very negative reviews from audiences surrounding the design of the iconic character, Paramount delayed the release with the goal of redesigning Sonic to better fit his look from the video games.
Written by Patrick Casey (Golan the Insatiable), Josh Miller (Golan the Insatiable) and Oren Uziel (The Cloverfield Paradox), the film follows Tom Wachowski, a cop in the rural town of Green Hills, who decides to help Sonic escape from the government looking to capture him. The film is directed by Jeff Fowler and executive produced by Tim Miller (Terminator: Dark Fate).
The cast for Sonic the Hedgehog includes Jim Carrey (Kidding) as Sonic’s rival, Doctor Robotnik/Eggman, James Marsden (Westworld) as Wachowski, a police officer who teams up with Sonic; Adam Pally (The Mindy Project) as Tom’s fellow police officer, Tika Sumpter (Ride Along), and Natasha Rothwell (Wonder Woman 1984). Ben Schwartz (Parks and Rec) provides the voice for Sonic in the film.
Sonic the Hedgehog and his all-new look will now hit theaters on Valentine’s Day, 2020.