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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie breaks record for highest grossing video game film in USA

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie

The Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie has broken records within a month after its initial box office release, and is an even bigger hit than its predecessor.

The Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie has smashed box office records after its release on April 8th, just one month ago. The film has managed to gross over $170 million (Via theNumbers) in the U.S market. The next highest behind them would be the new Uncharted movie which also came out earlier this year at $146 million.

While these figures are impressive, they currently do not give the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie enough to even be in the top five of video game adaptations when it comes to the box office.

It is still behind films such as Warcraft, Detective Pikachu, and even the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time movies because of the international box office sales. However, the film is yet to launch in Japan, which is planned for an August 19th release. So, the numbers are still not close to being final.

Still, this is strong news for the film after it launched April 8th at number one in the box office, with $72,105,17 on its opening weekend. This success also lead further optimism for the producers, who have gone on record in saying that they are working on a Sonic cinematic universe.

This news is a far cry from original expectations when the first trailer for the first film dropped. Back then it garnered controversy for the design of Sonic and became memed to oblivion.

This got so bad that the filmmakers had to delay the original release in order to make changes to his design. The end result being a movie that succeed beyond any expectations and was better than most would think a film of this nature would be. We even recommend the film in our review.

This is also good news for Sega and Paramount as they announced the sequel to this movie before it’s launch. There’s also the development of a live-action series set to release in 2023 for Paramount+. The future is looking bright for the blue blur as he is running at the speed of sound right now.

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