The Little Blue Speedster spends another weekend at the top of the Box Office for the second weekend in a row. Sonic the Hedgehog took #1 by earning another $26 million here in the States and bringing it’s Worldwide total to more than $203 million. Those numbers continue to make Sonic one of the highest grossing video game adaptations of all-time. The #2 film of the weekend was the reboot of Call of the Wild starring Harrison Ford. The film earned $24 million but that was on a budget of $135 million. Why it was SOOO CGI-heavy and cost that much money, I’m not sure; but it certainly didn’t help the film. Finally, in the 4th position and the other premiere of the weekend, Brahms: The Boy II took in $5.9 million. The sequel looked to be OK, I guess. I didn’t see the first one and this one really had no appeal to me. That being said, with the budget less than $10 million, the STX Entertainment probably feels pretty good on how things are currently going.
The rest of the Top Ten are below.
- 1. Sonic the Hedgehog $26,300,000
- 2. Call of the Wild $24,820,000
- 3. Birds of Prey $7,005,000
- 4. Brahms: The Boy II $5,900,000
- 5. Bad Boys for Life $5,860,000
- 6. 1917 $4,400,000
- 7. Fantasy Island $4,185,000
- 8. Parasite $3,121,000
- 9. Jumanji: The Next Level $3,000,000
- 10 The Photograph $2,800,000
Next weekend, Universal and Blumhouse are doing their own reboot of The Invisible Man. This is a movie that I’ve been waiting for, for some time. The film stars Elizabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) and is written and directed by Leigh Whannel (Insidious). I’m hoping this is the spawning of a new franchise and makes a butt-ton of money. Find out if I’m right in the next edition of Weekend Roundup.