Paramount’s ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ speeds to $100m at global box office

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Paramount returned to winning ways as Sonic The Hedgehog delivered a mighty debut for a video game adaptation and ruled global and international box office on an estimated $100m and $43m, respectively.

In its second weekend Warner Bros’ Birds Of Prey leaped towards $150m worldwide, multiple Oscar winner 1917 is about to hit $325m at the global box office, and Columbia Pictures’ Little Women is approaching $200m worldwide.

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Sonic The Hedgehog, Paramount’s video game adaptation from Sega Sammy Group, and an Original Film, Blur Studios production, earned $43m from 40 markets and delivered strong results in Latin America and Europe heading into school holidays in many places.

In a raft of number one debuts, Mexico delivered $6.7m, the UK $6.2m, France $4.3m, Brazil $3m, Australia $2.8m, Spain $2m, and Ukraine and Colombia on $1m each. Germany produced $3.3m in second place, and Italy $1.9m in second place.

Elsewhere, Sonic opened top in UAE on $784,000 and grossed $2.1m overall in the Middle East, Chile on $800,000, Argentina on $790,000, Malaysia on $736,000, and Ecuador on $600,000. Launches in South Korea and the Netherlands produced $610,000 at number five and $606,000 at number six, respectively.

The family film is voiced by James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter and Jim Carrey, and arrives next in Russia this week.

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Birds Of Prey added $23m from 78 markets to climb to $83.6m, and stands at $142.9m worldwide after two sessions.

The Suicide Squad spin-off delivered strong second-weekend holds as the UK added $2.3m for $7.6m after dropping 35%, France $1.8m for $4.9m after a 29% slide, Australia $1.8m for $4.9m after a 30% drop, and Germany $1.2m for $3.1m after a 19% fall.

The lead market is Mexico where the R-rated spectacle grossed $2.1m for $7.9m. Also of note is Russia, where Birds Of Prey stands at $6.1m following a $1.3m weekend, and Brazil on $4.9m after $1.3m.

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Bad Boys For Life grossed $11.1m from 63 markets to reach $187m, and $368m globally. The UK leads the way on $18.7m, then Germany on $16m, Mexico on $12.3m, Australia on $12m, Russia on $11.7m, and France on $11.6m.

Local Russian title Lyod 2 (AKA Ice 2) opened top in Russia on $8.4m over three days. Lyod 2 continues the love story between a champion figure skater and a hockey player as they begin their new family together.

Little Women is fast approaching the $200m global mark and currently stands at $191m. Greta Gerwig’s period drama adaptation added $7.2m internationally to reach $85.5m and opened in South Korea on $3.2m over five days, which is roughly twice the opening of Pride & Prejudice. The UK remains the lead market on $27.7m, followed by Australia on $10.5m, Italy on $6.5m, France $5.8m, and Spain $5.1m.

Blumhouse’s horror-comedy 1970’s TV adaptation Fantasy Island launched internationally on $7.6m from 35 markets led by France on $1.3m, Indonesia on $950,000, and Australia on $700,000. It opens in Germany this week. The UK debut is March 6. Jumanji: The Next Level stands at $473m internationally and $779m worldwide. J-horror remake The Grudge has reached $25.5m internationally and opened in Mexico on $1m

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Dolittle grossed $8.8m for $110.6m and $181.1m worldwide. The UK was top hold for the family adventure starring Robert Downey Jr. on $2.7m for $10.5m in second weekend, followed by France on $1.6m for $4.9m, and Germany on $953,000 for $6.5m. Mexico has generated $8.7m after three sessions, Australia $7.4m after five, Spain $5.7m after four, and Italy $4.8m after three.

1917, winner of three Oscars last weekend, added $13.6m through Universal and Amblin Partners territories to reach $178.1m, of which $6.4m came from Universal for a $51.2m running total. Worldwide has reached $322.5m.

Sam Mendes’ acclaimed First World War thriller opened in Japan at number two on $2.2m, while France led the holdovers on $1.2m for $14.4m after five weekends. Germany has delivered $7.8m after five, Brazil $4.7m after four, Mexico $5.4m after five.

Jane Austen adaptation Emma starring Anya Taylor-Joy and opened in seven markets and earned $3.2m led by the UK on $2.2m at number six and Australia on $746,000 at number four.

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1917 added $2.5m in the UK for $51.5m after six weekends, and in other results through eOne, the first World War thriller raised the tally in Australia by $827,000 to $14.2m after six, and climbed by $704,000 in Netherlands to $8.9m after six.

Italy has delivered $7.1m through Leone after four weekends, $9.6m in Spain through eOne after six, $2m in Sweden through Nordisk after three, and $7.7m in Middle East via Italia Film after six.

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Crime caper The Gentlemen earned $8.1m for $43.3m and opened in five territories this weekend led by a $4.1m number two debut in Russia/CIS for director Guy Ritchie’s third highest launch. It opened in Mexico on $591,000. The film added $1m in France for $2.7m after two sessions, and stands at $15m in the UK after seven, $10.6m in Australia and New Zealand after seven, $2.9m in Middle East after four, and $2m in Ukraine after three.

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Searchlight Pictures’ Best adapted screenplay Oscar winner Jojo Rabbit earned $3m for a $49.5m international running total and has reached $81.3m at the worldwide box office. The UK is the top market on $9.8m, followed by Australia on $5.8m, Italy $4.2m, Mexico $3.8m, and Japan $3.2m.

Blue Sky Studios’ Spies In Disguise earned $1.4m for $101m and has reached $166.6m globally. China remains the lead on $15m, then the UK on $9.3m, Russia on $7.8m, France on $7.7m, and Mexico on $6.3m.

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