Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Speeds Past New Box Office Milestone

The Blue Blur's box office success keeps running strong.

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie did pretty darn well for itself during opening weekend, quickly shattering records and capturing audiences with its unique brand of humor and take on the Blue Blur. Now, it's raced past yet another milestone, snagging more than $100 million at the box office.

As The Hollywood Reporter shows, the film hit the number during its second weekend in theaters, where Sonic the Hedgehog earned just over $26 million, putting its total revenue at $106.6 million.

That amount almost doubles taking into account global revenue. After an additional $38.3 million worldwide this past weekend, Sonic the Hedgehog's global revenue is over $200 million.

While it's impressive — especially for a film with a rocky production startSonic still lags behind Detective Pikachu ($433 million) and Warcraft ($439 million). Considering those two have been out for much longer, though, we won't be surprised to see the Sonic film snatch up more records as if they were so many spare rings on its journey to oust the reigning video game film adaptation champions.

And it's not surprising. In our Sonic movie review, not only did we think Sonic himself is just too adorable for words, but his "tale of loneliness is relatable, and his adventure with Tom to find his rings is one that kids and adults alike can enjoy."

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Sonic the Hedgehog movie and video game movie news as it develops.

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Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Feb. 24th 2020

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