“Sonic The Hedgehog 2” Is The Most Successful Video Game Movie Ever
Videogame movies have a bad reputation. They are generally mediocre. The best viewing experiences that you can get are those that offer a moderately forgettable viewing experience with some gaming-themed paint.
It’s safe for me to say that most people were surprised by the first Sonic movie, which was released in cinemas in 2020. It didn’t look like it would do well after that first trailer. However, it did very well at the box office. It currently holds the title of the highest-grossing video game and the best opening weekend for any gaming movie. It did.
It’s true, there is a new king – Sonic the Hedgehog II enjoyed a spectacular launch in the US and earned an incredible $71 million domestic box office. Variety reported that this surpasses Sonic the Hedgehog’s original record of $58million.
The sequel is also the fourth most-watched video game movie globally. It has earned $141million, which means it is only $9 million shies of surpassing its predecessor to take the number-one slot. It’s only three days since the film was released in the US, and has been available elsewhere for only one week. This means that it is only a matter of time before it grabs the number-one spot.
It remains to be seen how the series will go forward, with Jim Carrey considering retiring and Sonic 2’s producer already confirming Robotnik would not be recast. The role of the moustached villain in Sonic media is just as important as that of the blue hedgehog. They’ll figure it away, they’re sure, but an entire ” Sonic Cinematic Universe is already in development, so be prepared for it (for better and worse).