It is finally here, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has been released in most major markets, except for Japan (where it opens on August 19th). The sequel film claimed two brand new records, the highest-grossing opening weekend for a movie based on a video game and for a Jim Carrey-starring film, both in North America, two great feats.
According to Variety, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 powered to $71 million in its domestic box office debut, beating its predecessor “Sonic the Hedgehog,” which collected $58 million in its first three days of release and ended the President’s Day holiday weekend with a mighty $70 million. This sets Warner Bros. Pokemon Detective Pikachu in third place.
Sonic’s success sends a hopeful indication that families and moviegoers are feeling better in returning to movie theaters, that we’re reaching a point where we can breathe a sigh of relief, but being more cautious after a horrible past couple of years due to COVID-19.
“After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search for an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.“
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