Sonic the Hedgehog: Fowler’s Movie, Voiced by Ben Schwartz and Jim Carrey

Sonic the Hedgehog should enjoy an opening of about $40 million over Presidents’ Day weekend, early tracking showed on Thursday.

Paramount Pictures decided in May to push “Sonic the Hedgehog” back three months, from November 8 to Valentine’s Day, after fan criticism over the appearance and design of the titular blue character, particularly his teeth and lean legs.

Ben Schwartz voices Sonic the Hedgehog and Jim Carrey plays Sonic’s nemesis Doctor Robotnik.

Other actors include James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Neal McDonough and Adam Pally.

Directed by Jeff Fowler, the film follows Sonic as he attempts to escape the government.

Based on the hit Sega video game franchise, the movie had been in the works at Sony, but Paramount picked up the project in 2018 when the studio let its film rights lapse.

Sega launched the game in 1991 and has sold more than 360 million copies.