Box Office: 'Sonic the Hedgehog' Wakes Paramount From Hibernation

Box Office: 'Sonic the Hedgehog' Wakes Paramount From Hibernation
Waiting and hedging its bets proved to be worth it for Paramount.

Over the long Presidents Day weekend, Sonic the Hedgehog zoomed past expectations to a $70 million debut — the studio's biggest domestic opening since Mission: Impossible — Fallout over 18 months ago.

Every Hollywood studio has its ups and downs at the box office, but Paramount has endured a dismal run, topped by big-budget misses such as Gemini Man and Terminator: Dark Fate in late 2019 (both films were produced and co-financed by partner Skydance).

Sonic marks an important victory for Paramount and studio chairman Jim Gianopulos after scoring the ...
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