It took a four day weekend and a video game that a lot of people grew up with and took their children to see on the big screen to do it. But “Sonic the Hedgehog” breaks the Curse of Video Game Movies with a $55-57 million three day, $64 maybe as high as $68 four day weekend breakout.
Mixed reviews on RT didn’t hurt it. Bad ones (read Metacritic) probably didn’t either. Not enough “cute, but crap” sentiment to scare anybody off.
“Fantasy Island” won’t reach $15 over the four day weekend.
“The Photograph” is on track to hit $14.
“Downhill” will fall just shy of $6.