Home Q News Entertainment ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ and ‘Fantasy Island’ lead busy Presidents Day weekend at...

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ and ‘Fantasy Island’ lead busy Presidents Day weekend at the box office



Paramount Pictures and Sega of America(NEW YORK) — Opening nationwide on Friday:

* Sonic the HedgehogParks and Recreation’s Ben Schwartz voices the titular character in this live action/CGI animated film is based on the Sega video game that follows Sonic as he tries to defeat the evil scientist, Doctor Robotnik — played by Jim Carrey — with the help of a small-town sheriff named Tom — portrayed by James Marsden. Tika Sumpter also stars. Rated PG.

* Fantasy Island — This scary film adaptation of the kitschy hit TV show that ran from 1978 to 1984 starts off much like its predecessor — with people who come to experience a fantasy and discover they are getting more than they bargained for. However, in this permutation, the guests — which include Maggie Q and Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Portia Doubleday, Jimmy O. Yang, Ryan Hansen and Michael Rooker — don't get the happy endings the classic series' weekly guest stars experienced. Michael Peña plays the enigmatic Mr. Roarke. Rated PG-13.

* The Photograph — Issa Rae plays the estranged daughter of a famous photographer who falls in love with a rising journalist — portrayed by Lakeith Stanfield. With his help, she unravels the secrets of her mother's early life. Chelsea Peretti, Lil Rel Howery and Courtney B. Vance also star. Rated PG-13.

* Downhill — This remake of the 2014 Swedish black comedy Force Majeure stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell as a couple whose ski vacation in the Alps has them reevaluating their marriage following an avalanche that his him running for cover — without his family. Rated R.

Opening in limited release on Friday:

* Ordinary Love — This drama examines the lives of a middle-aged couple — played by Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville — as they deal with the wife's breast cancer diagnosis. Rated R.

Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.