What's going on in CT? Movies, Concerts & Events!

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Sega’s “Sonic The Hedgehog” easily zoomed past the competition for its debut, raking in a record-breaking $57-million over the weekend. That’s the biggest debut ever for a video game-based movie, after “Pokémon: Detective Pikachu” opened with just over $54-million last year. We can’t help but wonder how much of a boost the movie got from the Internet’s viral outrage over Sonic’s initial design – something Sega delayed the film’s release by three months in order to fix.

After dominating the Oscars, including a historic Best Picture win, Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” got a nice boost at the box office. In the week since the Academy Awards, the movie has raked in an extra $8-point-eight-million, for a domestic total of $44-million and passing the $200-million mark worldwide.

There were a few more debuts this weekend, like “Fantasy Island,” which brought in just over $12-million for the third spot. “The Photograph” debuted in fourth, also making just over $12-million. “Downhill” didn’t have the same luck, though it just broke the top 10 with nearly $5-million in opening earnings.

Here’s this weekend’s top 10 movies:

“Sonic The Hedgehog” – $57-million

“Birds Of Prey” – $17.1-million

“Fantasy Island – $12.4-million

“The Photograph” – $12.3-million

“Bad Boys For Life” – $11.3-million

“1917 – $8.1-million

“Jumanji: The Next Level – $5.7-million

“Parasite” – $5.5-million

“Dolittle” – $5.1-million

“Downhill” – $4.7-million

Source: Forbes

Last weekends #1 movie, went to the kids! Sonic the Hedgehog: Sonic and his new best friend must prevent the evil Dr. Robotnik from achieving world domination.

This weekend, I'm going to bet Harrison Ford and his CGI Dog head to the top in Jack London's, The Call of the Wild! Buck is a big-hearted dog whose life gets turned upside down when he is suddenly transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon in the 1890s.

This was required reading for me in school!

Let’s get to great events for this weekend !

39th Annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show is this weekend. February 20 - 23

Connecticut Convention Center

Highlights include: show covers almost three acres with the 2020 theme, "Connecticut Springs into Earth Day, " with creative and practical ideas for house, apartment and condo dwellers alike.

- Over an acre of gardens in full bloom, created by professional landscape designers and nonprofit organizations, and include naturalistic, low maintenance, native, organic, herb and pollinator gardents.

- The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut's 2020 Advance Standard Flower Show: more than 12,000 square feet of a design, horticulture and photography competition with more than 500 judged entries, all with the "Spring into Connecticut" theme.

- Over 300 booths of displays, activities, and shopping.

- More than 80 hours of seminars.

Visit: ctflowershow.com for hours, itinerary of events and pricing.

Saturday with Cher and Lady Gaga?

A Tribute to Cher and Lady Gaga February 22

Water's Edge Resort & Spa

Lisa Carter and Nicole Fuller bring the voices of Cher and Lady Gaga for a fantastic cabaret style tribute performance.

6 p.m.: Reception

7 p.m.: Dinner and show

For tickets visit : watersedgeresortandspa.com

Sunday its the 11th Annual Healthy Family Fun Fest!

Healthy Family FunFest

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020

10 am - 2 pm

The Aqua Turf Club

556 Mulberry Street

Plantsville, CT

FREE for the whole family! Now a community tradition, this growing event attracts over 4,000 people each year. Attendees come from all age groups – from young children to vibrant seniors – and there are activities and information for everyone including health screenings, demonstrations, entertainment, and wellness tips from a variety of local organizations.

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