The Sonic franchise is well-known for its large cast of characters. The first game introduced Sonic, a blue hedgehog with incredible speed, and Doctor Eggman, a rotund mad scientist. It was recently reported that Sonic 2 is now the highest-grossing video game movie of all time at the domestic box office.
According to Comicbook, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has officially surpassed its immediate predecessor, Sonic the Hedgehog, as the highest-grossing video game film of all time at the domestic box office. This means that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is currently ranked first among all video game adaptations in the United States, but not yet in the rest of the world. However, given that it is still in theatres, it appears that the numbers will only increase from here.
More specifically, according to Box Office Mojo’s detailed, unadjusted domestic box office figures, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is currently sitting at $147,069,418 while the original Sonic the Hedgehog peaked at $146,066,470. All of this is colored, however, by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with the original film premiering right at the start and the sequel premiering while the pandemic is still ongoing.
There’s still a long way to go before Sonic the Hedgehog 2 can even approach Warcraft’s $439 million worldwide box office total, but reigning supreme in the United States is no small feat. Sonic the Hedgehog voice actor Ben Schwartz was happy to celebrate. He tweeted about it, and it was clear that he was overjoyed.
#SonicMovie2 has officially passed the domestic box office total of the first #Sonic film, officially making the sequel the highest domestic grossing movie based on a video game of all time. AND THIS LITTLE BLUE GUY IS STILL GOING!!! AHHHH!!!!
The sequel features the return of the franchise’s main characters, including Ben Schwartz as the voice of the titular hedgehog, James Marsden as Tom Wachowski, a police officer who befriends Sonic, and Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, the franchise’s classic villain and scientist, as well as Idris Elba as the voice of Knuckles and Colleen O’Shaughnessey as the voice of Miles “Tails” Prower.
Let’s see if it can break every record in the book. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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