Monday, April 11, 2022
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has set a new record for the biggest opening weekend for a video game movie adaptation.
The sequel to the blue blur's 2020 film took in a whopping $71 million in its opening weekend at the US box office, beginning on Friday 8th April, speeding past the previous record of $57 million set by the first Sonic the Hedgehog film. Combined with Sonic the Hedgehog 2's international box office, which has brought in another $70 million since it released on 30th March in Europe, the film has now passed $141 million.
This surpassed the opening weekend of other successful video game adaptations, including Detective Pikachu, Uncharted, Angelina Jolie's Tomb Raider, and of course, Sonic the Hedgehog.
Perhaps this new-found Sonic love among the general public will result in better sales for its upcoming big budget “open-zone” game, Sonic Frontiers? Hopefully if that game can recapture the quality of Sonic's better titles, we could be in for a bumper year for Sonic.
Monday, April 11, 2022 @ 07:30 AM