The Sonic the Hedgehog movie will gross more domestically than Detective Pikachu. Who will make an avatar bet about that?

Zippo

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Faiyaz

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Didn't Detective Pikachu end up as the highest-grossing video game film adaptation (worldwide) of all time? Does this movie have a chance of breaking that record?
 

Aaron

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Didn't Detective Pikachu end up as the highest-grossing video game film adaptation (worldwide) of all time? Does this movie have a chance of breaking that record?
It would need to do really well internationally, Pikachu grossed a little under $300m outside of the US.

Warcraft actually beat Pikachu overall by six million dollars. It grossed $439m ww.

What did detective Pikachu make it’s first weekend
Pikachu's three-day opening weekend was $54m. Sonic is tracking for $46m over the three-day weekend, but it will also get a boost from President's Day. Over the four-day weekend it's tracking between $50m and $60m.
 

AlecKoKuTan

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It doesn't need to be fast, it just needs better legs than Pikachu, which tbh might not be that difficult considering what its competition is over the next couple of weekends
Exactly. Who was bold enough to launch their movie against, or nearly in the same few weeks, as the largest movie franchise of all time? I saw endgame like 4 times in the theaters, still made time to see pikachu, like twice... still a bad move on their part. Pokemon Company flew too close to the sun and got burned.
 

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Depends how many depressed 35 year olds who want to get wasted at the theatre there are.
 

Filipus

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I forgot it was presidents day weekend. How much does that normally influence box office? Do people go to the movies a ton during that holiday?
 
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Just saw it. I thought it was alright. When I saw the trailer last year I thought this was going to be trash, like Mario Bros the movie. It really isn't. Some quite cool scenes, Sonic is nicely made and the dynamic between the dude and Sonic is cool too.

That being said, if I didn't have a sub to my cinema I wouldn't have paid for a ticket.
 

aisback

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I’m in the cinema waiting for it to start so I’m hoping it’s good.
I think it had a chance to beat it
 
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It's still possible but Sonic's fate is dependent on legs. It will particularly help if Onward is a dud.
 

RadzPrower

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The kids and I would be part of that $3 million...and there was only a single showing at my local AMC. I do not think most people knew about the preview showings though. I know I surprised a lot of people yesterday by commenting on that I'd just got back from it.
 

Aaron

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It's still possible but Sonic's fate is dependent on legs. It will particularly help if Onward is a dud.
Weren't people saying Pikachu performed more like a comic book movie in terms of legs? Sonic opening more in line with a children's movie (albeit a very successful one - HTTYD outgrossed Pikachu) could imply legs like one, which would give it a much better multiplier.

All I care about is that it does well enough for a sequel to get the green light. Looking good for that at this point, right?
If it hits $60m for the four-day weekend, I'd say it's almost guaranteed.
 
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Weren't people saying Pikachu performed more like a comic book movie in terms of legs? Sonic opening more in line with a children's movie (albeit a very successful one - HTTYD outgrossed Pikachu) could imply legs like one, which would give it a much better multiplier.
Yeah Pikachu was a family movie that performed like a CBM/blockbuster