BOX OFFICE: Will ‘Sonic/Hedgehog’ clear $50 Million? ‘Photograph’ could hit $15, ‘Downhill’ a lot less

Projections are for the video game adaptation “Sonic the Hedgehog” to draw in gamers and parents with small kids to the tune of $50 million this weekend. As we got no data on Thursday night previews, we will not have a better idea until late Friday.

That’s good news for Paramount, which sets this one up as a franchise, thanks to a teaser at the end.

Mixed Reviews greet this crap script, James Marsden reprising his “get this animated costar to safety” turn from “Hop,” but at least Jim Carrey lands a much needed hit.

The soulful Buppy romance “The Photograph” is the best date movie option this Valentine’s Day. It’s on a lot of screens and could clear $12-15 according to

Good reviews should help.

“Fantasy Island” was hidden from critics, and a torture porn riff on an ancient TV series isn’t a sure thing at the box office. Maybe $7.

Mixed reviews for the remake of “Force Majeure” starring Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Dark comedy about a marriage wrecked on a ski trip? “Downhill” is hard sell on V Day.Maybe $4 or $5 million is the best they can hope for.

How far will “Birds of Prey” plummet? Are “Bad Boys” finally aging out of cineplexes? Stay tuned.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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