Updated, Saturday Am final: After a string of pricey duds with Gemini Man
, Terminator: Dark Fate
, and Rhythm Section
gets back on track with its net $87M production of Sonic the Hedgehog
, which could potentially score the best video game feature adaptation debut of all-time with a 3-day of $53.99M and 4-day of $64.3M according to industry estimates this morning. Anything over $54.3M in 3-days beats the previous record set by Legendary/Warner Bros.
’ Pokemon: Detective Pikachu
. On a 4-day basis, Sonic
does beat Detective
Pikachu as the best start for a videogame feature, the former pic earning $58M over a non-holiday period last May. Paramount is seeing on their end a $50M 3-day and $60M 4-day for Sonic
which is still great.
Videogame fare has always been ambitious to adapt to the big screen, the exhibit A example of risk and failure being Cinergi
’s 1993 Super Mario Brothers