Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has allegedly loved the best opening weekend for any video-game based mostly film. Ever.
In accordance with Comicbook, the sequel has clocked up a formidable $71 million – that is £54.4m – since its premier on Friday; for context, the primary Sonic the Hedgehog film grossed $58m (£44m) on its opening weekend.
Apparently, this makes it Jim Carrey’s largest home opener ever, eclipsing 2003’s Bruce Almighty which grossed $68m throughout it is opening weekend within the States. It additionally marks Paramount’s fifth number-one film of the pandemic, too.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 sees the return of Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik and and Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog. Elba’s Knuckles is not the one fan-favourite character taking centerstage this time round both, with Miles “Tails” Prower – performed by Colleen O’Shaughnessey – additionally getting extra display time following his transient look on the finish of the primary movie.
ICYMI, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is part of a “cinematic universe”, in response to one of many movie’s producers, and in manufacturing notes alongside the brand new launch, producer Toby Ascher famous the primary movie was simply the beginning.
“We’re making a Sonic cinematic universe, so we knew we had been going so as to add characters, like Tails and Knuckles; new to the movies however beloved by players everywhere in the world,” he mentioned.
Maybe unsurprisingly, a third Sonic movie was already in production earlier than the second had even been launched.