China News Agency, Los Angeles, April 10 (Reporter Zhang Shuo) "Sonic the Hedgehog", which appeared on the big screen after two years, lived up to industry expectations, and its premiere won the top spot in the North American weekend box office rankings.

  The North American box office statistics website boxofficemojo.com released the latest movie market data on April 10. The North American weekend box office (April 8-10) of 21 films reported about 116 million US dollars.

This is the first time in nearly a month that the North American weekend box office once again exceeded $100 million.

  The action-adventure comedy "Sonic the Hedgehog 2" is undoubtedly the biggest driver of this round.

The film, which landed in North America on April 8, grossed about $71 million in its opening weekend, making it one of the best-grossing films of 2022 so far, second only to the action-suspense drama "The New Batman," which debuted on March 4. (The Batman).

  "Sonic the Hedgehog", which is turning 30 this year, is one of the most popular series in gaming history.

In February 2020, the first "Sonic the Hedgehog" film performed well at the box office when it was released.

The film made about $58 million in its opening weekend, and finally earned about $149 million in North America, ranking third in the 2020 North American box office total, with a cumulative global box office of $320 million.

Considering the outbreak of the new crown epidemic at that time, this box office achievement was not easy to come by.

  The newly launched "Sonic the Hedgehog 2" continues the original cast of the first film in terms of screenwriter, director, camera, dubbing and other main teams.

At present, major film review websites have rated it as 47 on MTC and 67% on Rotten Tomatoes.

According to industry analysis, with the relief of the epidemic, the box office performance of the film is expected to surpass the first film in an all-round way.

  Under the strong impact of the new film, the box office of "Dr. Night: Morbius", which has been accused of "collapse of word of mouth", also appears to be lacking in stamina.

This action sci-fi thriller, which debuted in North America on April 1, dropped 73.9% at the box office in its second release weekend, and retreated to the second place in this list with about $10.2 million, falling far behind "Sonic the Hedgehog 2". behind.

At the same time, the action-adventure romantic comedy "The Lost City", which gathered Hollywood stars, also fell by nearly 40% month-on-month, dropping to the third place on this list with about 9.17 million US dollars.

  The two superhero films "The New Batman" and "Spider-Man: No Way Home", which premiered in early March this year and mid-December last year, have been in the top ten at the North American box office so far. , is more durable.

"The New Batman" this time ranked No. 5 at the weekend box office of about 6.55 million US dollars. At present, the North American box office has accumulated nearly 360 million US dollars and the global box office has exceeded 730 million US dollars.

"Spider-Man: Homeless Heroes" ranked 8th in this issue's list with a weekend box office of about 630,000 US dollars. At present, the North American box office has accumulated more than 800 million US dollars and the global box office has nearly 1.9 billion US dollars.

  The kung fu fantasy film "Everything Everywhere All at Once," starring Chinese-American film star Michelle Yeoh, was only released in a small area in dozens of theaters in North America in the first two weeks.

With the expansion of the number of theaters to 4 digits on April 8, the weekend box office of the film increased by 461.8% month-on-month, jumping from the ninth place in the previous list to the sixth place in this issue with about US$6.06 million. The current MTC score is 82, lousy Tomatoes are 97% fresh.

  In addition, two "new and old" faces also entered the top ten in this issue.

One is "Ambulance," which is "new wine in old bottles."

The thriller, a remake of the 2005 Danish film of the same name, was released on the same day as "Sonic the Hedgehog 2" and surged to No. 4 on the list with about $8.7 million in its opening weekend.

The second is the re-release of the old 1997 movie "Selena".

The biographical drama, starring Hollywood star Jennifer Lopez in her youth, hit No. 9 at the weekend box office with about $400,000.

  In the new week, the drama "Father Stu" and the fantasy adventure "Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore" will be released on April 13 and 15, respectively.

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