‘Call of the Wild’ Takes Close Lead Over ‘Sonic’ at Box Office

20th Century Studios’ “The Call of the Wild” is doing better than industry projections expected, with Saturday morning estimates now projecting a $27.8 million opening for the family adaptation of Jack London’s short story.If that result holds after Saturday matinees, it will be enough to take the No.

1 spot from Paramount’s “Sonic-the-Hedgehog-2020-movie-posters/”>Sonic the Hedgehog,” which is currently estimated for a $24.8 million second weekend.

That’s a 57% drop from the film’s $58 million opening weekend, but consistent with the $25.1 million second weekend earned by “Detective Pikachu” last May.

It also makes “Sonic” the first Paramount release in over a year to cross the $100 million domestic mark, the last being the “Transformers” spinoff “Bumblebee.”Also Read: Could ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Speed Paramount’s Recovery at the Box Office?“Call of the Wild” is receiving strong audience reception with an A- on CinemaScore and a 4/5 on Postrak.

Critics have also

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