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Sonic the Hedgehog Runs Into First with a Record

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog raced into first place at the box office. Over the four days, the film earned an estimated $68 million. It’s the fourth largest Presidents’ Day opening ever. It may go even higher once the final numbers come in. For the three days, the film earned $57 million making it the largest three-day opening ever for a video game adaptation.

The film is doing well with reviews which point to a lot of gold rings in its future. The opening audience gave the film an “A” CinemaScore and the film has a 95% audience rating on RottenTomatoes. The film was 56% male with 70% aged under 25 years old.

The film launched in 40 markets earning an estimated $43 million delivering a weekend total over $100 million.

Birds of Prey dropped to second place with about a 48% drop. The film brought in an estimated $17.1 million over the three days and $19.6 million for the four days. That brings the domestic total to $61.7 million. Internationally, the film added $23 million from 78 markets, about a 46% drop. The international total now stands at $83.6 million for a worldwide total of $145.3 million. The film should be well profitable by the time its run is over but the film will definitely send Warner Bros. back to the drawing board.

Third place was a close one with Fantasy Island currently holding the spot with $12.4 million over the three days and $14 million over the four days. The film received a “C-” CinemaScore, a 9% critic rating on RottenTomatoes and a 45% audience score. The crowd was 52% female with 46% aged 25 or older. The film also launched in 35 markets with $7.6 million.

The Photograph was right behind that film with an estimated $12.3 million over the three days and $13.4 million over four days. The audience was 56% female and 64% were aged 25 and older.

Rounding out the top five was Bad Boys for Life which saw just a 6% dip and earning an estimated $11.3 million over three days and $12.8 million for the four days. It also added $11.1 million from overseas. It has now earned $182.8 million domestically and $187 million internationally and $369.8 million worldwide.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into the comic films of 2019 and 2020.

Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog Vol. 5 Crisis City

Sonic the Hedgehog Vol. 5 Crisis City

(W) Ian Flynn (A) Tracy Yardley, Jack Lawrence (CA) Ryan Jampole
In Shops: Feb 12, 2020
SRP: $15.99

Dr. Eggman has launched his most extreme plan yet, and Sonic’s already racing to catch up! As Dr. Eggman drowns entire cities in his Metal Virus, creating hoards of Zombots-civilians infected with the virus to become zombified machines-Sonic himself struggles to keep his infection in check! And when Sonic’s friends start falling victim, it’s clear no one is safe! Collects issues #17-20 of the Sonic the Hedgehog series.

Sonic the Hedgehog Vol. 5 Crisis City

Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #25

Sonic the Hedgehog #25

(W) Ian Flynn (A) Adam Bryce Thomas (CA) Tyson Hesse
In Shops: Feb 12, 2020
SRP: $4.99

“A Sudden Shift.” The world has fallen to the Metal Virus. Heroes, villains, and civilians have become Zombots. There’s only one place left to hide and the few survivors-good and bad alike-find themselves up against a new threat commanding the Zombot hordes. Who will Sonic turn to for help in his most desperate hour? Find out in this extra-length issue!

Sonic the Hedgehog #25

Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #24

Sonic the Hedgehog #24

(W) Ian Flynn (A) Adam Bryce Thomas (CA) Jonathan Gray, Reggie Graham
In Shops: Dec 25, 2019
SRP: $3.99

“The Last One Out.” As the Metal Virus spreads, Tangle’s hometown of Spiral Hill Village stands as one of the last strongholds of the uninfected. Sonic, Tangle, and the remaining heroes of the Restoration make a stand, but will it be enough?

Sonic the Hedgehog #24

Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog: Tangle & Whisper #4 (of 4)

Sonic the Hedgehog: Tangle & Whisper #4 (of 4)

(W) Ian Flynn (A/CA) Evan Stanley
In Shops: Dec 11, 2019
SRP: $3.99

“Showdown”! This is it! Whisper’s ready to confront her old foe, and Tangle’s more than happy to back her up! Of course, if the bad guy knows he’s walking into a trap, he’s going to be prepared, right? Maybe this won’t be so easy, since he’s got a Badnik army backing him up!
The final fantastic issue of the first Sonic the Hedgehog mini-series in almost two decades!

Collect the epic connecting covers by Evan Stanley, the amazing covers by fan-favorite Sonic artist Nathalie Fourdraine, and the RI by new-to-Sonic artist Abigail Starling!

Sonic the Hedgehog: Tangle & Whisper #4 (of 4)

Diamond Select Toys New in Previews: Iron Giant, Birds of Prey and More!

A new issue of Previews is almost in stores, and a new batch of products is now up for pre-order from Diamond Select Toys! The new line-up includes action figures from Castlevania and the Iron Giant; new L3D busts of Bruce Lee, the Rocketeer and the Mandalorian; new Marvel Minimates; new Gallery Dioramas; new busts, statues and more! It’s the Best of All Worlds!

Castlevania TV Action Figures Series 2 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! We’ve seen the heroes, now meet the villains of Castlevania! From the hit Netflix animated series come three all-new action figures of Dracula and two of his generals, Carmilla and Godbrand! Each figure features up to 16 points of articulation as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Each comes packaged in a full-color blister card. Designed by Eamon O’Donoghue, sculpted by Richard Force. (Asst. #DEC192334, SRP: $19.99/ea.)

DC Comic Gallery Penguin PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Oswald Cobblepot gets the Gallery treatment in this new diorama of the Penguin! Batman’s feather-loving foe looks menacing with his umbrella piercing a Batarang, and a rocket-propelled penguin by his side. Made of high-quality PVC and featuring detailed sculpting and paint applications, it comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alterton. (Item #DEC192332, SRP: $49.99)

DC Movie Gallery Birds of Prey Harley Quinn PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Harley’s back, and this time she’s got her mallet! The star of Suicide Squad returns for Birds of Prey, and this all-new DC Gallery PVC Diorama captures her in one of her all-new looks! Wearing roller skates and holding her trademark mallet, this approximately 9-inch sculpture of Harley is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp and sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #DEC192333, SRP: $49.99)

Horror Movie Gallery Annabelle PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Annabelle is coming home! The Gallery line of PVC Dioramas dives into the world of horror movies with this sculpture based on the Annabelle series! Depicting the doll Annabelle sitting in a rocking chair, this sculpture measures 9 inches tall and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #DEC192338, SRP: $39.99)

Iron Giant Select Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Iron Giant has landed, and he’s the newest Select action figure! Based on the classic 1999 animated film, this approximately 9-inch action figure features approximately 16 points of articulation, has light-up eyes, and features removable Hogarth Hughes and “S” Shield accessories! Packaged in display-ready Select action figure packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. (Item #DEC192335, SRP: $29.99)

Legends in 3D Movie Rocketeer 1/2 Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The high-flying Rocketeer is now a Legend in Three Dimensions! The newest Legends in 3D Half-Scale Bust captures the hero of 1991’s The Rocketeer in a heroic 10-inch portrait, showcasing his distinctive art-deco helmet. Cast in resin and featuring detailed sculpting and paint applications, it is limited to only 1000 pieces and includes a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Packaged in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #DEC192336, SRP: $150.00)

Legends in 3D Movie Bruce Lee 1/2 Scale bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Just in time for Bruce Lee’s 80th birthday, this half-scale bust captures the martial-arts legend’s portrait, measuring approximately 10 inches tall atop a dragon pillar. Cast in resin and featuring detailed sculpting and paint applications, it is limited to only 1000 pieces and includes a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Packaged in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #DEC192337, SRP: $150.00)

Legends in 3D Movie Star Wars The Mandalorian ½ Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The most hotly anticipated TV show of possibly ever is here, and DST is celebrating with a bust of its titular star, The Mandalorian! This half-scale resin bust measures approximately 10 inches tall and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, it comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. NOTE: This item is currently exclusively available for ordering by the Star Wars Premier Guild; join the Guild before Wednesday, November 27, 2019 to get access! Any remaining inventory will be offered to non-members on November 27. (Item #DEC192331, SRP: $150.00)

Legends in 3D Movie Star Wars The Mandalorian ½ Scale Bust

Marvel Animated Elektra Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! Capturing Marvel’s pre-eminent assassin in a moment of joyous celebration, sais raised above her head, this 5-inch statue depicts Elektra Natchios in the super-cute style seen on variant covers of Marvel comics. Cast in resin and limited to 1200 pieces, this adorable statue comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Paul Harding. (Item #DEC192339, SRP: $39.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery Weapon X PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Marvel Gallery line explores the origins of Wolverine with the new Weapon X PVC Diorama! Depicting Wolverine as he appeared while under the control of the Weapon X program, this approximately 9-inch sculpture is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira. (Item #DEC192341, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Premier Collection Juggernaut Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! Nothing can stop the Juggernaut! The X-Men’s most unstoppable foe is captured mid-charge in this approximately 11-inch resin statue. Featuring detailed sculpting and paint applications, this sculpture is limited to an edition of only 3,000 pieces and comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, sculpted by Sam Greenwell. (Item #DEC192342, SRP: $250.00)

Marvel Minimates Series 79 Guardians of the Galaxy Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Guardians of the Galaxy unite in the record 79th series of Marvel Minimates! The assortment includes three two-packs, featuring Starlord with Adam Warlock, Gamora with Darkhawk, and Cosmic Ghost Rider with Angela. Plus, if you buy all three packs, you get the parts to build Moondragon! Each 2-inch mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts, and each two-pack comes packaged in a full-color window box. Assortment includes 12 two-packs, four of each style. Designed by Barry Bradfield! (Item #DEC192340, SRP: 9.99/ea.)

Kingdom Hearts Gallery Pete PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The popular Kingdom Hearts game series joins the popular Gallery PVC statue format with this sculpture of the classic Disney villain Pete, who has menaced Mickey and his pals since “Steamboat Willie”! Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this Gamestop-exclusive PVC diorama shows Pete in an Agrabah environment, and features detailed sculpting and collectible-quality paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Oluf W. Hartvigsen. Formerly a GameStop exclusive. (Item #DEC192343, SRP: $49.99)

Sonic the Hedgehog Gallery Sonic PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The boy in blue is kicking it into overdrive in this dynamic Diorama! Part of the Sonic the Hedgehog Gallery line, this piece shows Sonic carrying a gem and leaping to grab a ring as he races through the Green Hill Zone. Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, the sculpture is cast in high-grade PVC with collectible-quality paint applications. Sculpted by Varner Studios! Formerly a GameStop exclusive. (Item #DEC192344, SRP: $49.99)

Sonic the Hedgehog Gallery Sonic PVC Diorama

Sonic the Hedgehog Gallery Tails PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Sonic’s twin-tailed pal takes flight in this dynamic Diorama! Part of the Sonic the Hedgehog Gallery line, this piece shows Tails hovering over a gem preparing to snatch it away. Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, the sculpture is cast in high-grade PVC with collectible-quality paint applications. Sculpted by Varner Studios! Formerly a GameStop exclusive. (Item #DEC192345, SRP: $49.99)

Sonic the Hedgehog Gallery Tails PVC Diorama

Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #23

Sonic the Hedgehog #23

(W) Ian Flynn (A/CA) Priscilla Tramontano
In Shops: Nov 27, 2019
SRP: $3.99

“The Last Minute,” Part Three! Sonic has been infected by the Metal Virus, and so far the only thing keeping him from going full-on zombot is his incredible speed… but how long can that last? As Sonic pushes himself to his limits gathering data for Tails, he comes face-to-face with the one problem more important than the Metal Virus: its creator, Dr. Eggman.

Sonic the Hedgehog #23

IDW Publishing Launches a Spanish Language Graphic Novel Program in North America

During a keynote presentation at yesterday’s NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) opening ceremony, author, actor and activist George Takei announced that his New York Times bestselling graphic memoir, They Called Us Enemy will be published in Spanish in North America as part of a new Spanish language initiative from IDW Publishing.

They Called Us Enemy will join SEGA ‘s popular Sonic The Hedgehog and Red Panda & Moon Bear by Cuban American cartoonist Jarod Roselló as the debut wave of translated graphic novel titles, slated for release in June 2020. The first comprehensive in-house Spanish language program from a major American graphic novel publisher, this initiative is especially fitting for IDW Publishing, a company headquartered in San Diego, CA, just miles from the U.S.-Mexico border—a crossroads of nations, languages and cultures.

Nos llamaron Enemigo

Nos llamaron Enemigo (978-1-60309-483-2), the Spanish language translation of They Called Us Enemy, is Takei’s stunning graphic memoir, co-written with Justin Eisinger and Steven Scott and illustrated by Harmony Becker. Revisiting Takei’s haunting childhood as one of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II, this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love is “a thought-provoking, critical look at the history of racism in American policies and culture” (Booklist). Nos llamaron Enemigo will be released on June 2, 2020.  Nos llamaron Enemigo Nos llamaron Enemigo (978-1-60309-483-2), the Spanish language translation of They Called Us Enemy, is Takei’s stunning graphic memoir, co-written with Justin Eisinger and Steven Scott and illustrated by Harmony Becker. Revisiting Takei’s haunting childhood as one of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II, this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love is “a thought-provoking, critical look at the history of racism in American policies and culture” (Booklist). Nos llamaron Enemigo will be released on June 2, 2020. 

Sonic the Hedgehog Volumen 1: ¡Consecuencias!

Sonic the Hedgehog Volumen 1: ¡Consecuencias! (978-1-68405-749-8) is the Spanish language adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog Vol. 1: Fallout, the first volume in IDW’s wildly popular series based on SEGA’s global video game phenomenon. Sonic the Hedgehog has long been a favorite in Spanish-speaking communities worldwide, so the debut of the ¡Consecuencias! storyline, written by Ian Flynn and illustrated by Tracy YardleyAdam Bryce ThomasJennifer Hernandez, and Evan Stanley, promises to satisfy an eager Spanish-speaking audience in North America, arriving in stores on June 9, 2020.

Panda Roja y Oso Lunar

Panda Roja y Oso Lunar (978-1-60309-484-9), by Cuban American writer/artist and educational researcher Jarod Roselló, is the Spanish translation of Red Panda & Moon Bear, a whimsical and tender-hearted adventure of two brave siblings who battle supernatural threats to their vibrant Latinx neighborhood with the powers of science, magic, and some very special hoodies. Slated for release on June 16, 2020, Panda Roja y Oso Lunar will be an instant favorite for young readers, packed with Saturday-morning action and practically glowing with Caribbean sunshine. 

IDW Publishing’s Spanish language editions will be released in June 2020 and are now available for pre-order via booksellers and comic book specialty retailers.

Preview: Sonic: Tangle & Whisper #4 (of 4)

Sonic: Tangle & Whisper #4 (of 4)

Ian Flynn (w) • Evan Stanley (a & c)

“Showdown”! This is it! Whisper’s ready to confront her old foe, and Tangle’s more than happy to back her up! Of course, if the bad guy knows he’s walking into a trap, he’s going to be prepared, right? Maybe this won’t be so easy, since he’s got a Badnik army backing him up!

FC • 32 pages

Sonic: Tangle & Whisper #4 (of 4)

Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #22

Sonic the Hedgehog #22

Ian Flynn (w) • Tracy Yardley (a) • Ryan Jampole (c)

“The Last Minute,” Part Two! As the Metal Virus spreads faster and faster, it’s getting harder for the Restoration to keep up… good thing they’ve got Amy Rose keeping relief efforts organized! Just as long as nothing happens to the Restoration base, everything will be… Oh… That might be a problem.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Sonic the Hedgehog #22
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