Sonic The Hedgehog 2 gets the best opening weekend of any video game movie

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 isn’t just a great adaptation — game informer Give it an 8.5 out of 10 — but it’s also the record holder in video game movies.

That’s because it had the best opening weekend of any video game movie of all time, and it was the No. 1 movie after reportedly grossing $71 million at the domestic box office. typeWith Sonic the Hedgehog 2’s impressive $71 million box office, the Sega and Paramount video game adaptations beat Sony and Marvel’s Mobius and Michael Bay’s Ambulance. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 set a now-held record — the best opening weekend for a video game movie — and interestingly, Sonic the Hedgehog grossed $58 million in its opening weekend in 2020.

Globally, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 made more money, adding $37 million this weekend in 53 different regions. The film opens in the US on April 8, but in some places, it hit theaters as early as March 30. After this $71 million domestic debut, and the $37 million international weekend that followed, type Sonic the Hedgehog 2 now brings in a total of $141 million, the report said.

“The movie does a really good job of serving fans without excluding the general audience,” Chris Aronson, president of Paramount’s domestic distribution, told the publication. “It’s a neat trick. .”

With $141 million so far, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has a good chance of surpassing the first Sonic film, which grossed around $319 million at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. type Sonic the Hedgehog 2 reportedly cost $90 million to make, so the film may already be in the studio, though that $90 million probably doesn’t include marketing costs. Regardless, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is a hit.

For more information on the film, read game whistleblower Sonic the Hedgehog 2 review, then watch this game informer Video interview, we chat with Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, and more about the sequel.Check game whistleblower The ranking for each mainline Sonic the Hedgehog game after that.

[Source: Variety]

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