Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Ben Borthwick by on Apr 11, 2022

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 beats its predecessor’s record for biggest opening of a video game movie

Sega’s blue blur has been smashing box office records again, thanks to the recent release of Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the sequel, which opened in the US this past Friday, has already made $71 million USD in its first three days. This smashes the record set by its predecessor of $58 million USD in the same time period. Therefore, it comfortably takes the title of the best opening weekend for a video game movie adaptation of all time.

Of course, the movie itself opened here in the UK a week earlier, and it’s also doing equally well. Internationally, the sequel has grossed another $37 million from 53 markets for a foreign total of $70 million and $141 million globally. That figure already puts it well on track to beat the previous movie’s $306 million USD worldwide takings after its first month.

As Deadline notes, the record also means it’s the best opening weekend for Dr Robotnik star Jim Carrey. The actor’s previous best opening weekend came from Bruce Almighty back in 2003 with $68 million USD.

A third Sonic the Hedgehog movie is already in the works, along with a Paramount Plus TV show starring Knuckles. This news certainly justifies Paramount making that decision before the second movie was even released.


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