Sonic The Hedgehog Surpasses Detective Pikachu To Become Highest-Grossing Video Game Movie

Sonic the Hedgehog's latest weekend total allowed it to surpass Detective Pikachu and become the highest-grossing video game movie ever in the US.

When the first trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog dropped last year, the world looked on in collective horror. What had Paramount done to our poor, beloved hedgehog? The design of the iconic video game character was criticized so heavily that the studio decided to delay the movie's release so that Sonic could be tweaked.

As it turns out, Sonic's rescheduling couldn't have been timed more perfectly for a number of reasons. Had it been released in November 2019 as planned, it would have gone up against the behemoth that was Frozen 2. It's February release meant its only real competition was Birds Of Prey which massively under-performed at the box office. Plus, DC's latest offering might not even be considered competition for Sonic since it's not exactly aimed at kids and families.