Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Emulates Impressive $400Million Feat Set by Tom Holland Starrer Uncharted in 2022

Published 06/23/2022, 12:00 PM EDT

What’s more fun and exhilarating than Sonic The Hedgehog 2 game? The movie, of course! And, it has achieved quite the feat in terms of box office collection. According to a recent report, Paramount’s latest take on the iconic platform game has grossed a whopping $400 million in three months!

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Produced by Paramount and Sega, Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is a movie featuring the incredible runner alongside his famous sidekick, Tails. The story follows Sonic and Tails as they look for a powerful emerald that can cause destruction in the wrong hands.

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In fact, the movie also features Sonic’s long-time nemesis Dr. Eggman, who is now partnered up with Knuckles and is looking to grab that emerald at the first chance.

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 destroys the box office in a good way

The much-anticipated sequel to Sonic The Hedgehog found its way into the box office on April 8th in US. Since then, the movie has received a lot of attention from Sonic fans around the world. Now, as reports suggest, the love for Sonic The Hedgehog 2 has now amounted to $400,015,446 million globally, but it has also found its way to the list of highest-grossing video game movies of all time.

According to statistics from BoxOfficeMojo, Sonic’s movie is currently 8th on the list of Worldwide Box Office (2022). It is also reportedly the 5th highest grosser among video game adaptions of all time.

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 has also become the highest-grossing video game adaption in the United States, with $190,564,388 and counting. Surprisingly, Sonic The Hedgehog at $148,974,665 was topping the domestic chart in the video game genre all this while. 

Since the movie is still running in theatres, fans can expect the already astonishing numbers to surpass a few more records. Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is already the 5th highest-grossing video game movie of all time, with the Tom Holland starrer Uncharted loitering just ahead of it at 4th.

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The highest grosser in this genre is Warcraft, followed by Detective Pikachu and Rampage. If things go well, we can see Sonic make a few steps up the leaderboard, possibly surpassing Uncharted soon!

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It’s indeed incredible to see Sonic’s latest movie achieving such success. However, it doesn’t end here for Sonic fans. Back in February, Paramount announced a new live-action series and a third Sonic movie.

Have you watched Sonic The Hedgehog 2 yet? Let us know in the comments!

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Sharmila Ganguly

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Sharmila Ganguly is an ESports author at EssentiallySports. After completing her bachelor's degree in engineering, she pursued her love for writing and most importantly, video games. All kinds of video games intrigue her, but her love for shooter video games like Valorant knows no bounds. Apart from video games, she also likes to keep a tab on the world of technology and spend time with her pet parrots!

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