sonic the hedgehog 2 became the highest-grossing video game film in United States history.
Nearly a month after its theatrical premiere, Paramount Pictures’ sonic the hedgehog 2 hit another milestone at the box office. The sequel based on Sega’s iconic franchise has become the highest-grossing video game film of all time at the US box office.
Since May 1, 2022, sonic the hedgehog 2 grossed $152 million at the US box office, already surpassing the original 2020 film which grossed $149 million over its entire run. This is the latest record the film has broken at the box office, including becoming the biggest opening weekend for a video game movie and a Jim Carrey movie in history.
The further success of Sonic 2 is certainly exciting for Paramount Pictures, which has been looking for more franchises to add to its stable of films, given that the studio has struggled relative to its competition in recent years. 2022 has been quite a successful year for the studio so far, thanks to the success of Scream (2022), Fooled forever and The lost city. The studio hopes to further capitalize on their momentum with their long delay Top Gun: Maverick.
Here is the official synopsis of the film:
The world’s favorite blue hedgehog is back for a next-level adventure in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2. After settling in Green Hills, Sonic can’t wait to prove he’s got what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search of an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a journey around the world to find the Emerald before it falls into the wrong hands. From the filmmakers behind The Fast and the Furious and Deadpool, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 stars James Marsden, Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally and returning Jim Carrey, alongside new additions Shemar Moore, with Idris Elba as the voice of Knuckles and Colleen O’Shaughnessey as the voice of Tails.
Based on characters from the SEGA video game, the film is directed by Jeff Fowler and stars James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Shemar Moore, Colleen O’Shaughnessey along with Idris Elba and Jim Carrey. The screenplay for the film was written by Pat Casey & Josh Miller and John Whittington based on the story of the latter two.
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Source: Box Office Mojo