, posted on 09 April 2022 / 2,353 Views
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 has hit theaters in the domestic market (US and Canada) and it has already set a new record.
The sequel to 2020’s Sonic The Hedgehog earned $26.5 million on its opening day in the domestic market, which is the biggest opening day ever for a video game movie.
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is also on track for an opening weekend of $67 million to $69 million across 4,234 theaters. This is higher than the first movie in the series earned in its first weekend, which earned $58 million.
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 has had the biggest Domestic Opening Day ever for a Video Game Movie
• $26.5m compared to Sonic 1s $20.9m
• Amazing 98% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes and an “A” Cinemascore from audiences
• 2nd Biggest Opening Day of 2022 only behind The Batman pic.twitter.com/Ddps2opyN1
— Benji-Sales (@BenjiSales) April 9, 2022
Last weekend, Paramount’s Sonic The Hedgehog 2 movie hit theaters in 31 international markets and earned $25.5 million. That is two percent higher than the original Sonic The Hedgehog movie did in 2020.
The movie debuted in first in a number of markets and earned $6.4 million in the UK, $5.7 million in France, $2.8 million in Australia, $2/2 million in Spain, and $2.1 million in Germany. It was also number one in Sweden, Czech Republic, Austria, Norway, Belgium, New Zealand, Slovakia and South Africa.
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