Box Office: Cartoon controversies come good!

This week in the box office, an object lesson in the value of perseverance in the face of underwhelming beginnings.

The blue hedgehog might have had a tricky time in production, but he’s come out on top: Sonic the Hedgehog raced to the top of the charts in its opening weekend, for a weekend taking of $3,878,349 across 365 screens, for an average taking of $10,626 per screen. The spiny speed demon displaced Birds of Prey from the top spot in its second week, but the feminist action flick is still going strong, adding another $2,595,464 across its 316 screens, for a very healthy screen average of $8,213.

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Jini Maxwell is a writer and curator who lives in Naarm. They are an assistant curator at ACMI, where they also host the Women & Non-binary gamers club. They write about videogames and the people who make them. You can find them on Twitter @astroblob