The Northern America movie market is starting to return to normal, with “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” opening at $71 million last weekend (rough estimate).
This achievement not only topped the championship, but also set a new record for a game adaptation of a movie. The previous record was held by the previous work “Sonic the Hedgehog” with $58 million.
“Sonic the Hedgehog 2” was second only to “The Batman”‘s $134 million opening weekend this year, and tied last year’s “F9: The Fast Saga” ($70 million) and “Eternals” ($7130). million dollars).
For actor Jim Carrey, “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” had the best start of his career, breaking the previous record of $68 million held by “Bruce Almighty” in 2003.
Currently, “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” has a freshness rating of 67% on Rotten Tomatoes, an MTC comprehensive rating of 47/100, a popcorn index of 97%, and a CS rating of A.
“Morbius” Northern America was the runner-up with $10.2 million in the second weekend, but it fell by as much as 74% from the first weekend, the largest drop in the history of a super-British movie.
The film’s domestic release for 10 days accumulated a total of 57.08 million US dollars, a global total of 126 million US dollars, and a production budget of 75 million US dollars.
Comedy “The Lost City” came in third with $9.16 million, with Northern America totaling $68.85 million and the world totaling $78.55 million.
Michael Bay’s new film “Ambulance” Northern America opened for only $8.7 million in three days, ranking fourth on the weekend list, marking the worst start of his director’s career.
“Ambulance” 68% on Rotten Tomatoes, CinemaScore A-, the word of mouth is not bad.
The production cost of the film was US$40 million, and it received US$22.4 million in 68 overseas markets, accumulating US$31.1 million globally.
“The Batman” came in fifth with $6.55 million, with Northern America accumulating $359 million and the world accumulating $735.1 million.
The film surpassed “American Sniper”‘s $350 million in Northern America and entered the top five in Warner’s release history.
It is second only to “The Dark Knight” with 534 million, “The Dark Knight Rises” with 448 million, “Wonder Woman” with 413 million and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2)” with 381 million.
Michelle Yeoh starred in “Everything Everywhere All at Once” after expanding to 1,000 museums this weekend, and achieved $6.06 million at the weekend box office, ranking sixth on the weekend list, with Northern America accumulating $8.42 million three weeks after its release.
“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” opened in 22 overseas markets last week and earned $58 million.
This performance fell short of 2016’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” opening of $120 million in the peer-to-peer market, and 2018’s “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” which had a $115 million opening. .
At present, all major ticket positions have declined significantly.
New Movies of the Week (April 15)
“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” (Fantasy/Adventure)
Director: David Yates
Starring: Jude Law, Eddie Redmayne, Mads Mikkelsen
Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) realizes that the powerful dark wizard Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) is trying to seize control of the wizarding world.
Knowing that Grindelwald cannot be stopped by himself alone, Dumbledore entrusts Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), a magical zoologist, to lead a fine team of wizards, witches and a daring hemp. Melon Baker, come together on this dangerous mission.
Along the way, they’ll encounter a variety of magical creatures, from old friends to mysterious creatures they’ve never seen before, and clash with Grindelwald’s growing followers at any time.
The stakes of this operation are so high… how long can Dumbledore sit on the sidelines?