UK box office preview: ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ chases coins as ‘Parasite’ expands

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UK box office preview: ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ chases coins as ‘Parasite’ expands
Other openers include Working Title’s period drama ‘Emma’.

Sonic The Hedgehog marks the first cinema outing for the popular Sega video game character at the UK box office this weekend, as Oscars winnerParasite expands its locations by over 200%.

Released through Paramount, Sonic The Hedgehog sees a small-town police officer discover the titular animal, and attempt to defeat an evil genius who wants to do experiments on it. Ben Schwartz voices Sonic, with James Marden and Jim Carrey as the cop and evil genius.

Films based on video games have had mixed success at the box office; a pre-existing fanbase can provide a ready-made audience,
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