You can’t actually see the Invisible Man, pretty much by definition. Which makes this weekend’s box-office champ a bit of a paradox.
Lots of people did see The Invisible Man (the movie, that is): about $29 million worth of people, in fact. That made It the weekend’s no-doubt No. 1 flick—the first horror film of the year to claim that honor. It didn’t, admittedly, have much to do with the H.G. Wells’ classic story: The focus was distinctly modern, topical and focused not on the titular man, but the woman being victimized by him. I guess the folks over at Blumhouse Productions felt as though you could go to the Wells once too often.
Sonic the Hedgehog slowed its roll a bit and sank to No. 2, earning $16 million along the way. The film has already made plenty of noise at the box office, earning $128 million in North America during its run thus far. It’s also made a shade more than that overseas, giving the video game adaptation a total gross of $265.5 million. Just call Sonic the little hedgehog that could.
Harrison Ford is now 77 years old, believe it or not. But the grizzled Hollywood vet can still carry a movie. Call of the Wild, based on a book even older than he is, finished third with $13.2 million. That kept, naturally, FUNimation’s upstart flick My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising out of the top three. But while FUNimation’s heroes couldn’t rise above fourth, don’t feel too bad for them. The movie will likely be the studio’s second-highest release of all time, according to Box Office Mojo, right behind last year’s Dragon Ball Super: Broly.
Bad Boys for Life continues to hang out in the top five, clearing another $4.3 million and cementing its place as 2020’s biggest movie thus far. Bad Boys has cleared $194.2 million domestically, putting it well ahead of Sonic the Hedgehog for the honors.