Sonic the Hedgehog: Dominates Box-Office

Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog pulled ahead of Disney and 20th Century’s The Call of the Wild on North American charts.

Heading into the weekend, “Sonic” was expected to easily dominate again but Harrison Ford’s “Call of the Wild” ended up taking the top spot on Friday. Ultimately, “Sonic” finished the weekend with $26.3 million, enough to defeat “Call of the Wild” and its $25 million debut.

“Sonic the Hedgehog” became an unexpected box office hit after launching with a stellar $70 million over the Presidents’ Day holiday weekend. In its second week of release, the movie crossed the $100 million mark in North America and has surpassed $200 million globally.

Though “Call of the Wild” beat projections, it carries a massive $125 million budget, so the PG film will need support from ticket buyers across the globe to break even. It launched overseas with $15.4 million from 40 foreign markets, taking its worldwide haul to $40.2 million. The latest adaptation of Jack London’s novel got a mixed reviews from critics, though moviegoers were more impressed and gave the film an “A-” CinemaScore.