Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is now the highest-grossing home videogame film ever made—making $147 million within the US to only tip the $146 million of the unique. The home qualifier is critical as a result of, whereas the blue blur’s sequel has made $287.8 million globally (thanks, Deadline), that is nonetheless a way off World of Warcraft’s $439 million haul.
The movie sees Sonic and Tails in search of the Grasp Emerald, with Idris Elba’s Knuckles and Jim Carrey’s Dr Robotnik in scorching pursuit. Apparently sufficient the movie’s launch coincided with Carrey saying his intention to retire from performing—Sonic 3 was confirmed by distributor Paramount in February, so with these sorts of numbers Carrey’s resolve shall likely be examined with an especially massive cheque.
Ben Schwartz, Sonic’s voice actor within the motion pictures, tweeted to rejoice the numbers exceeding the primary film:
#SonicMovie2 has formally handed the home field workplace whole of the primary #Sonic movie, formally making the sequel the best home grossing film based mostly on a online game of all time. AND THIS LITTLE BLUE GUY IS STILL GOING!!! AHHHH!!!! pic.twitter.com/H3YOr3DIebApril 26, 2022
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will come to the Paramount+ streaming service on May 24, solely six weeks after its cinematic launch. There’s going to be lots extra Sonic in addition to the third movie, with a derivative collection with Knuckles on the best way, and rumours of a Tails solo movie. The film’s producer Toby Ascher additionally not too long ago stated “We’re making a Sonic cinematic universe, so we knew we have been going so as to add characters, like Tails and Knuckles; new to the movies however beloved by players everywhere in the world.”
A Sonic cinematic universe, what a world. There’s additionally a Sonic TV show coming to Netflix, although probably the most enjoyable piece of current Sonic information was this guy who failed to rob a bank in a Sonic mask.