As the main Hollywood studios, too entrenched in the old ways, seek to combat the disruption caused by streaming services in the entertainment market, one thing is proven to be reliable: computer-generated animals.
As The Lion King proved last summer, the creatures that do exactly what filmmakers want without having to be fed are a ticket to gold at the box office. The two best photos from this weekend are confused starry creatures made of zeros and others that you can't help wanting. But enough of James Marsden! I'm talking about Buck, the St. Bernard / Scotch Collie, at the center of the 20th century's The Call of the Wild, and everyone's favorite numismatic musician, Paramount's Sonic the Hedgehog.
Both films came very close to the box office run this week, with Sonic winning by a snout. The domestic count, according to The Hollywood Reporter, is $ 26.3 million for the SEGA video game adaptation and $ 24.8 million for the adventure film led by Harrison Ford, based on Jack London's 1903 novel. Both films significantly outperformed their projections initials.
That puts Sonic's two-week total at the $ 100 million mark, which is a much-needed victory for his beleaguered studio, Paramount. They were positively invaded in 2019 with high-level errors Terminator: Dark Fate and Gemini Man. Hope shines eternal, however, with eyes on two revived franchises, Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick and Eddie Murphy in Coming 2 America on end of this year. Still, the smart arrival of the dead lasts not only among the top, but is also defeated by the much smaller Lionsgate / Summit. Do they have a universally recognized arched portal, symbolizing Hollywood glamor? I think not! They barely have a working fax machine! (I play, play and mazel tov for Lionsgate on the success of Knives Out and John Wick: Chapter 3, it's no wonder you had such a good year.)
A Birds of Prey by Warner Bros. maintained a solid position in third place, bringing its global total to $ 173.7 million. However, based on the success of what is in the space of one and two, one wonders if the film gave Harley Quinn's hyena screen a little more time, we would already be in the $ 200 million range.
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