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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Quickly Nabs Best Opening Weekend for Video Game Movie

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This weekend marked the debut of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and like its predecessor this one speedily broke some records on the way. Variety reports that the film made $71 million in North America, which already qualifies it for the highest-grossing opening weekend for a video game-based movie.

The previous record in this category was held by the first Sonic the Hedgehog movie, which pulled in US$58,018,348 back in 2020. That means Pokémon: Detective Pikachu now falls to third place after originally holding this record back in 2019.

Sonic 2 is doing well overseas, too. In addition to its $71 million in North America, it pulled in $70 million internationally for a combined opening weekend total of $141 million on a budget of $90 million. The official Twitter account celebrated the fact that it’s the number 1 film in the world at the moment.

Did you get a chance to check out Sonic 2 this weekend? Let us know what you thought of the sequel!

Source: Variety