Paramount's Sonic the Hedgehog dipped a little more than we anticipated, but still managed to hold on to the #1 spot at the weekend box office over its sophomore frame. The film fell -55% compared to its strong debut last weekend and delivered an estimated $26.3 million over the three-day, pushing the film's domestic cume over $106 million after just ten days in release. The film now sits just behind The Angry Birds Movie ($107.5m) as the fourth largest video game adaptation domestically of all-time.
Internationally, Sonic added another $38.3 million, pushing the international cume to $96.5 million for a global tally topping $203 million. New openings were led by Russia with $6.3 million while the UK still leads the way overseas with a cumulative total of $19.1 million.
Finishing in second place is Disney's release of 20th Century's The Call of the Wild. The adaptation of the classic Jack London adventure novel cost a reported $135 million and the film managed an estimated $24.8 million three-day debut. The performance, while ahead of pre-weekend expectations, still leaves a lot of room to run for the picture with a price-tag that high and an overtly American story that may not be able to generate a large following outside the country. Those that turned out stateside seemed to have enjoyed it as it earned an "A-" CinemaScore from opening day crowds and a 90% audience score on RottenTomatoes. Opening weekend audiences were split 50/50 among males and females with 62% of the opening weekend crowd coming in aged 25 or older.
Internationally, the film launched in 40 markets with an estimated $15.4 million for a $40.2 million global launch. Leading the way was a $2.6 million opening in France followed by the UK ($1.9m), Mexico ($1.4m) and Russia ($1.2m). Next weekend sees openings in Japan, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Finland, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Argentina, Uruguay and Venezuela with an April 16 date set for South Korea.
WB's Birds of Prey finished in third with an estimated $7 million as the film's domestic cume now tops $72 million as it enters its third week in release. The film also added another $10 million internationally this weekend from 78 markets, pushing its international cume over $101 million for a global tally that currently stands at $173.7 million.
Narrowly edging out Bad Boys for Life for fourth is STXfilms and Lakeshore Entertainment's horror sequel Brahms: The Boy II with an estimated $5.9 million. The film received a "C-" CinemaScore from opening day audiences while receiving a 40% audience score at RottenTomatoes. The film's opening weekend crowd was 53% female with 56% of the overall crowd coming in under the age of 25. Internationally, the film launched in 23 markets with an estimated $2.22 million for a global launch just over $8 million.
Rounding out the top five is Sony's Bad Boys for Life with an estimated $5.86 million, pushing its domestic cume to $191 million as it will soon become the first release of 2020 to top $200 million domestically. Internationally the film added another $8.1 million, including a $1.1 million debut in Italy, pushing the overseas cume to $200 million for a worldwide tally reaching $390 million.
Just outside the top ten is the film extension of the truTV series "Impractical Jokers", the aptly titled Impractical Jokers: The Movie, which finished with an estimated $2.6 million from 357 locations ($7,308 PTA). The film will continue to expand into more cities and theaters next weekend.
In limited release, Lionsgate's release of Pantelion Films’s Las Pildoras De Mi Novio took in an estimated $1.4 million on 350 screens this weekend earning $4,071 per screen. The film received an "A-" CinemaScore.
Focus's domestic debut of Emma. brought in an estimated $230,000 from five locations ($11,626 PTA) while continuing to play internationally where it added four new markets and brought in an estimated $2.4 million for an overseas cume that now stands at $8.4 million. The UK still leads the way overseas with a cume that now totals an estimated $6 million. The pic will expand to nearly 100 locations domestically next week while also opening in Korea, Netherlands, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.
Additionally, Oscilloscope debuted the 2020 edition of CatVideoFest in 30 locations with an estimated $220,150 ($7,338 PTA) with an expectation to add another 80 locations next weekend. Amazon Studios also debuted Seberg starring Kristen Stewart in three locations in New York and Los Angeles with an estimated $60,487 ($20,162 PTA) and will see the film expand into over 300 locations nationwide next weekend.
Next weekend sees yet another horror film hit theaters in Universal's The Invisible Man, debuting in over 3,500 theaters.
You can check out all of this weekend's estimated results right here and we'll be updating our charts with weekend actuals on Monday afternoon.
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