Before the world box office shut down as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sonic The Hedgehog made some ink by scoring the best opening weekend for a video game film ever. Which then posed the question: could this Paramount franchise starter pass the high water mark for worldwide grosses set last year by Pokemon: Detective Pikachu? Well, that’s something we’re going to look at right now, as despite recent events delaying the film’s release in the crucial territory of China, there’s a case for that possibility becoming a reality. Before we start, keep in mind that this isn’t a measure of which film is more profitable, but rather which one has the most money on paper. With that caveat, let’s begin. Starting on the domestic front, the tale of the tape between Sonic The Hedgehog and Pokemon: Detective Pikachu is pretty clear on where the blue speedster stands. With Sonic raking in roughly $146 million since its February 14th release, Pikachu’s $144.1 million has been edged out by a modest, but healthy margin. Were traditional theatrical exhibitions still in play, and Sonic The Hedgehog’s current trend of weekend grosses roughly in line with what’s been seen in the past ...