Sonic has raced to the top of the box office.

The 'Sonic the Hedgehog' movie has officially set the record for having the biggest debut for a video game adaptation ever.

Given movie adaptations of video games tend to not be great, we reckon that's quite a feat.

The movie initially head headlines last summer when its first trailer revealed a creepy 'uncanny valley' design of the titular blue hedgehog.

The filmmakers went through a major effort to redesign the character and he looks waaay better now.

The movie's release became postponed by three months. But given it ended up making box office gold, all those efforts proved worthwhile.

The movie made $57 million in North America and $100 million globally. It beat previous record holder 'Pokemon: Detective Pikachu's opening-weekend record of $54.3 million.

The fact that it was released Presidents Day weekend Stateside (while it's been mid-term for us) definitely helped.

Plus you've got recogniseable faces in the likes of Ben Schwartz, James Marsden and the fabulous Jim Carrey (the best thing about the movie, in our opinion) populating the cast.

Could this spell a sequel for the zippy hedgehog? Money talks so we reckon watch this space.

We also wouldn't object to a Doctor Robotnick spin-off focussing on just Jim Carrey's antagonist. Just saying...


Check out our review of 'Sonic the Hedgehog' in this week's Filum Show podcast.