'Sonic' booms to top of N.America box office

Los Angeles (AFP) – Defying expectations, Paramount’s new adventure comedy “Sonic the Hedgehog” took in $57 million this weekend to leap to the top of the North American box office, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday.That figure, based on a Friday-through-Sunday estimate, is expected to grow to $68 million when Monday’s Presidents Day holiday in the US is included, proving an exception to the rule that films based on video games rarely excel at the box office.An early trailer for the film had bombed, Variety reported, prompting the studio to redesign the title character. The …

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