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'Sonic the Hedgehog' races to best opening ever for a video game film

New York (CNN Business)"Sonic the Hedgehog" eluded mixed reviews, production delays and a set of bad teeth to race to the top of the box office this weekend.The Paramount film about the iconic Sega video character brought in an estimated $57 million domestically for its opening weekend. That number blew past expectations of the film making closer to $40 million. The opening gave the film, which stars Jim Carrey, the top spot at the box office and is the highest-grossing opening ever for a video game film. "Sonic" has made $100 million globally so far."Sonic" had several hurdles to clear to win the weekend for Paramount. For starters, films based on video games usually aren't very popular with audiences. Even a 1993 film based on Super Mario ...