Could ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Speed Paramount’s Recovery at the Box Office?

After rough 2019, Paramount brings a movie slate its execs say was the first entirely built under CEO Jim Gianopulos

“Sonic the Hedgehog,” a film once known as a “Cats”-level internet joke, has become Paramount’s biggest box office hit in almost 18 months. With a three-day domestic opening of $58 million, the film based on Sega’s blue speedster has given the Viacom-owned studio its best opening weekend since 2018’s “Mission: Impossible — Fallout.”

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Jeremy Fuster

Jeremy Fuster

Box Office Reporter • jeremy.fuster@thewrap.com