Sonic's arrival at the cinema has proved a success. As we reported a few hours ago, the newly released blue hedgehog tape is one of the most successful video game movies of all time after getting 57 million dollars in national lockers in its first three days in cinemas. It is a success of such caliber after dethroning the income of Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) during its opening weekend, where 54.3 million dollars were raised.
In fact, Benji Samit, writer of Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, wanted to congratulate the Sonic team: The Movie for its success by sending a message through the social network of Twitter in which he emphasizes his happiness seeing how videogame adaptations in the cinema are proving successful in recent years, something that long ago was harder to see. In the case of Sonic, it is very important to remember that the film even delayed its release to make a drastic change in the image of the blue hedgehog after a shower of criticism arose when the first trailer of the project was released that now enjoys being a success.
Congrats, @fowltown, @rejectedjokes, @Jim Carrey, and everyone else who fairly, legally, and indisputably BEAT our sweet little Pikachu. As a nerdy fan, I'm just happy be living in this year of awesome video game adaptations! https://t.co/4AMT3hi2CE
– Benji Samit (@BenjiSamit) February 16, 2020