"Birds of prey" fell to number 2 with $19.9M for the four-day frame
"Box Office Battle" is The Fly's weekly roundup of what movies topped the weekend's box office.
ViacomCBS (VIAC) subsidiary Paramount's "Sonic the Hedgehog" set a record for a video game adaption with a three-day domestic opening of $58M and $70M for the four days. Overseas, the movie launched to $43M from 40 markets for a global bow of $101M though Sunday and $113M through Monday. "Sonic the Hedgehog" sports an A CinemaScore and a 63% Rotten Tomatoes rating.
BOX OFFICE RUNNERS-UP: Sony's (SNE) "Birds of Prey" fell to number 2, grossing an estimated $17M over the three days and $19.9M for the four-day frame. Behind it was Sony's "Fantasy Island," which earned an estimated $12.4M for the three days and $14M for the four days. Comcast (CMCSA) subsidiary Universal's "The Photograph" placed number 4, with a three-day opening of $12.3M and estimated four-day gross of $13.3M. Rounding out the top five, Sony's "Bad Boys for Life" grossed $11.5M for the three days and $13M for the four days.
4-DAY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE:
"Sonic the Hedgehog" - $70M
"Birds of Prey" - $19.9M
"Fantasy Island" - $14M
"The Photograph" -$13.3M
"Bad Boys for Life" - $13M
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