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Sonic Narrowly Beats Call of the Wild for Second Win

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Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog remained in first place for a second-straight weekend at the North American box office, though The Call of the Wild opened close in second place.

Sonic the Hedgehog, based on the SEGA video game series, added $26.3 million at domestic theaters to bring its two-week total to $106.6 million. It also had a great weekend overseas, where the film brought in $38.3 million in 56 markets and is up to $96.5 million. That puts the movie’s worldwide total at $203.1 million.

The Jeff Fowler-directed Sonic the Hedgehog (read our review) stars Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, James Marsden, Natasha Rothwell, Tika Sumpter, Neal McDonough, and Adam Pally. Ben Schwartz provided the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog.

Harrison Ford in The Call of the Wild

Released by Disney’s 20th Century Studios, The Call of the Wild debuted with $24.8 million from 3,752 theaters, an average of $6,615 per location. Internationally, the adaptation of Jack London’s legendary adventure earned $15.4 million from 40 markets and the worldwide total is at $40.2 million.

Receiving an A- CinemaScore from audiences, the Chris Sanders-directed movie (read our review) stars Harrison Ford, Omar Sy, Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford, Cara Gee, Michael Horse, Jean Louisa Kelly, Colin Woodell, Adam Fergus, and Abraham Benrubi.

Margot Robbie in Birds of Prey

Dropping a spot to third place was Warner Bros. Pictures’ Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), which added $7 million this weekend and has grossed $72.5 million domestically after three weeks. Internationally, the DC film captured another $10 million from 78 markets and has taken its overseas total to $101.2 million. The worldwide total for the movie is now $173.7 million.

The Cathy Yan-directed movie stars Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad) as Harley Quinn alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra “Cass” Cain, and Ewan McGregor as Roman Sionis. The movie cost $80 million to make before marketing expenses.

Katie Holmes stars in BRAHMS: The Boy II

STXfilms and Lakeshore Entertainment newcomer Brahms: The Boy II opened in fourth place with $5.9 million from 2,151 theaters, an average of $2,742. The sequel, which received a C- CinemaScore, also took in $2.2 million internationally this weekend.

The Boy director William Brent Bell returned to helm the follow-up, which stars Katie Holmes (Batman Begins, Logan Lucky, Dawson’s Creek) as Liza, with Christopher Convery co-starring as her son Jude. The cast also includes Owain Yeoman and Ralph Ineson.

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in Bad Boys for Life

Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life rounded out the top five with $5.9 million, for a domestic total of $191.2 million after six weeks. The third installment also brought in $8.1 million overseas and is up to $200 million internationally, for a worldwide sum of $391.2 million.

Directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, Bad Boys for Life features the return of Will Smith, Martin Lawrence and Joe Pantoliano, and also stars Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Jacob Scipio, Paola Nuñez, Kate Del Castillo, and Nicky Jam.

George MacKay in 1917

Remaining in sixth place was Sam Mendes’ 1917 (Universal and DreamWorks Pictures), which collected $4.4 million and has earned $151.9 million after nine weeks of release. With an international total of $195.3 million, the Oscar-winning film’s global sum has reached $347.3 million.

1917 stars George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Daniel Mays, Adrian Scarborough, Jamie Parker, Nabhaan Rizwan, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth, and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Portia Doubleday and Lucy Hale in Columbia Pictures' BLUMHOUSE'S FANTASY ISLAND.

Sony Pictures’ Fantasy Island dropped four spots to seventh its second weekend. The horror adventure earned $4.2 million this weekend and has grossed $20.2 million domestically. The movie also added $3.9 million internationally and is up to $13.6 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $33.8 million.

Directed by Jeff Wadlow, the Fantasy Island cast includes Michael Peña, Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Jimmy O. Yang, Portia Doubleday, Ryan Hansen, and Michael Rooker.

Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best International Film, and Best Original Screenplay, Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite (NEON) made $3.1 million this weekend in eighth place. With a domestic total of $48.9 million and overseas sum of $155.6 million, the film’s global total is $204.6 million.

Parasite marks Bong’s comeback to Korean language film following Okja and Snowpiercer. It is also his fourth collaboration with Song Kang Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host, Memories of Murder), who stars in the film.

Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Dwayne Johnson star in JUMNAJI: THE NEXT LEVEL

Still in the top 10 its 11th weekend, Sony’s Jumanji: The Next Level earned another $3 million domestically and has grossed $310.9 million. The sequel’s international total is at $477 million and the worldwide total is $788 million.

Directed by Jake Kasdan, The Next Level stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen GillanNick Jonas, Awkwafina, Alex Wolff, Morgan Turner, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, with Danny Glover and Danny DeVito.

The Photograph Box Office

And dropping six places to 10th its second weekend was Universal Pictures romantic drama The Photograph, made $2.8 million in North America for a total of $17.6 million. Written and directed by Stella Meghie, the movie stars Issa Rae, LaKeith Stanfield, Chanté Adams, Y’lan Noel, Rob Morgan, Lil Rel Howery, and Courtney B. Vance.

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Mirko Parlevliethttp://VitalThrills.com
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

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