Box office analysts have published their predictions for just how well the Sonic The Hedgehog live-action movie will do on its opening weekend.
Box Office Pro also shared the following factors which influenced their prediction:
- Older fans of the iconic video game franchise may turn out, particularly parents who will want to introduce the series to the current generation of young ones.
- Social media metrics have been increasingly positive as sentiment has improved in recent months thanks to the studio’s decision to “correct” Sonic’s design after online outcry earlier this year.
- The holiday weekend should be conducive to strong family play, and getting a three-week jump on Pixar’s Onward provides fair breathing room.
- In general, video game adaptations have quite a sorted history at the box office. It remains to be seen whether or not word of mouth and reviews can carry this in the way they did for Detective Pikachu.
Interestingly, Box Office Pro seems to have a lot less confidence in Sonic than they did in Detective Pikachu. In their forecast for Detective Pikachu, the site’s analysts predicted a weekend gross of $75 million dollars, despite facing stiff competition with Avengers: Endgame.
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