Multi-Million Figure Sees Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Movie Make US Box Office History in Just 3 Weeks!

Published 05/04/2022, 8:03 AM EDT

For a long time, there’s been an infamous saying called ‘video game movie curse’ but it seems like it’s blown away by the recent big-screen adaptations. While it was the Uncharted film earlier this year, now Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is shattering almost every box office record.

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In case anyone missed it, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has now officially become the highest grossing video game movie of all time in the US. Its domestic performance has been stunning, to say the least. Ever since its debut, the sequel has only gained a growing momentum while entertaining the viewers.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is the number one movie in the US, as it goes past $160 million!

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The latest entry is the direct successor to the original part that released in 2020 and became an instant hit. Soon after that, Sega began working on the second installment and eventually it arrived this year.

Directed by Jeff Flower, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 stars Ben Schwartz, who returns as the voice actor for the furry blue speedster. James Marsden, Natasha Rothwell, Tika Sumpter, Adam Pally, Idris Elba, and Jim Carrey are also in crucial roles.

Now speaking of its box office run so far, then Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has outperformed literally all the previous video game films from the past. According to the latest figures revealed by popular website Box Office Mojo, the movie has now earned an estimated $161.9 million domestically, as of this writing. Well, that collection makes it the highest grossing big screen gaming adaptation in the US history.

And of course it goes without saying that the film has also surpassed its predecessor as well.

Furthermore, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has also earned well globally as its total now stands at an estimated $323.5 million as of this writing, reported by Epicstream.

Probably the only challenge remaining for the furry blue speedster is now the 2016’s WarCraft. That film is still a number one video game adaptation worldwide, currently having an estimated collection of $439 million.

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What are your thoughts on the latest Sonic film? Do you think it can still keep performing great to beat Warcraft’s global record?

Also, have you watched this blockbuster yet since its massive release?

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Mintu Tomar

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Mintu Tomar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. After completing his bachelor's in Philosophy, he has followed his passion for covering news as a budding journalist. He lives and breathes video games and is a die-hard Call of Duty fan.

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