Sonic the Hedgehog set a record for making the best weekend opening, with one video game movie, with $ 57 million in domestic box office earnings in just three days, surpassing last year's record Detective Pikachu with profits of about $ 55 million.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Blue Blur" had $ 68 million in domestic revenue in four days. At the opening, Sonic the Hedgehog had revenue of $ 21 million, far exceeding its revenue. Detective Pikachu which had revenue of approximately $ 20 million on its first day of release on May 10, 2019.
Sonic the Hedgehog was originally scheduled to hit theaters in November 2019, two weeks before Disney's Frozen 2, which broke every record and emerged as the highest grossing animated film of all time.
In addition, Sonic's four-day evaluation gives the Paramount the best opening for a weekend from Mission: Impossible - Fallout released in the summer of 2018. Terminator: Dark Fate was Paramount's best opening in 2019, with $ 29 million in revenue.
In essence, Sonny the Hedgehog is very close to Detective Pikachu. Still, Sonic the Hedgehog is the third video game movie to do better than 50% at R, following the unprecedented performance of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson at Rampage in 2018.
For Birds of Prey things don't seem to be going so well. After a not-so-successful debut as it made $ 33 million in revenue over the weekend, revenue came in at $ 17 million the following weekend (and $ 19 million for the four-day weekend). This means a 50% drop, which is especially bad for a holiday weekend.