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Sonic the Hedgehog pulls in $3 million at the box office on Thursday night

Things are looking good out of the gate

Sonic the Hedgehog is officially in theaters today, with many fans heading out to give the movie a go. It was the Sonic superfans who checked out the movie late yesterday though, as a number of theaters held special opening night screenings.

Those fans managed to pull in $3 million in box office revenue for the film on Thursday alone. This amount came in from 3,150 locations. Wondering how that measures up to other early openings? DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World pulled in the same amount as well, and later amassed a $55 million opening weekend

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mereel
Fri Feb 14 20 02:49pm
Rating: 3

Much to my surprise, it has decent critic reviews on RottenTomatoes so far, and the audience reviews are very high. That’s good I guess. Maybe the upcoming Mario animated movie won’t be garbage? Here’s hoping.

mereel
Fri Feb 14 20 02:49pm
Rating: 3

Much to my surprise, it has decent critic reviews on RottenTomatoes so far, and the audience reviews are very high. That’s good I guess. Maybe the upcoming Mario animated movie won’t be garbage? Here’s hoping.

I find Rotten Tomatoes a complete BS. I only listen to the audience because they’re better to judge things than RT or other reviewers.

I agree, some great movies have low critic/high audiance scores while some bad movies have high crictic/low auidiance scores

Rotten Tomatoes has an audience Tomatometer too. It's just found on the movie's page, not the front page.

I definitely remember Doolittle being an interesting recent case, with the professional reviewer score in the teens and the user score in the 70s. I've never seen an amount of different before, not even Tyler Perry's movies.

First off: I LOVE the original Mario movie. Bt I love it for what it is.

Second: Why does everyone say that the new Mario movie is going to suck? Yeah, the team Nintendo chose (forgot their name suddenly) don't' have the best track-record, but they do make some pretty darn good animations. Nintendo are eagle-eyeing their every move on this one I am sure. They did that with Metroid Prime, and that worked out pretty good, not? Not saying the ovie is going to be awesomeness, nor good nor bad, nor a disgrace o the Mario IP, but people should at least wait of a trailer before they call it crap!

As for the Sonic movie and reviews: I never cared much about reveiews so if they are good or bad it doesn't matter. Sonic moie just looks pretty bad from what I have seen so far. But I'll give it a chance. There are at least sure to be some good easter-eggs here and there =)

Short answer according to the internet: The Minions studio is making it.

Longer answer: Miyamoto is attached so there would not be an emphasis to a complex story, Illumination isn't Dreamworks or Pixar quality so they're not going to delve in the psychological mature character dynamics that we've come to expect, etc.

In regards to the Sonic movie, from what I've read it is fine. I think the mileage will vary depending how much someone likes the IP. Since the harsher reviews seem to not to like the series in a general sense. The mild to reccomended reviews seem more in line to say it's not awful but it's not mind blowing either.

All in all, it doesn't sound like trash, but mild or popcorn type of movie. So far from the reviews I've seen.

pc
Fri Feb 14 20 03:26pm
Rating: 2

Watched it last night. Really enjoyed it. Super charming, super fun. Doesn't adhere to typical Sonic rules, particularly Sonic's origin story, but considering this is like the eighth different incarnation of the character in almost 30 years, it's nothing too terribly jarring.

As a Sonic fan since 1991, I give it two thumbs up.

I haven't seen it but like half of the people I follow say it's fine, ok. And the other half that's just as terrible as the Smurfs, Alvin and the CHipmunks and other family movies that do this setup.

I'm just considering that it'll come down to how much one likes the character. Since by itself it seems to be in the middle of not being technically good but also not completely in the awful side.

I'll be real: as much as I like Sonic I'm mostly interested in the movie because I like 90s era Jim Carrey performances. (>_>)

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