Sonic the Hedgehog's new movie made $58 million in its first weekend.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Paramount's film is projected to bring in $70 million after four days of release.
Sega's mascot made his big-screen debut on February 14th. However, the blue hedgehog was first set to hit movie theatres last year. Due to fans being understandably unsatisfied with Sonic's first look - it was nightmare-inducing - the movie was delayed.
Before Sonic's big day, Pokemon Detective Pikachu - one of Nintendo's mascots - boasted the highest-grossing opening weekend for a video game based film - it earned $54.3 million in three days.
With a total grossing of $436 million, Detective Pikachu is currently the most successful movie to be made based on a video game.
However, the honour of being the highest-rated video game movie - via Rotten Tomatoes - belongs to The Angry Birds Movie 2. In August 2019, the film held an 82 per cent approval rating based on 28 reviews.