Sega has declared Sonic The Hedgehog 2 the highest-grossing video game film adaptation ever made. The Sonic sequel became the highest-grossing video game movie in US history earlier this week, but now Sega says the Blue Blur has stolen the crown internationally too.
"Sega Corporation is proud to announce that the film Sonic The Hedgehog 2, co-produced with Paramount Pictures Corporation in association with Sega of America, Inc., recorded a global box office of $331.64 million,” wrote Sega in its statement, “surpassing $319.71 million record of the previous film."
While there’s no denying that Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is an international blockbuster, Sega might want to verify their numbers with Box Office Mojo (via GameSpot). According to the movie tracking site, Warcraft is still the highest-grossing video game adaptation ever made with a worldwide box office take of $439 million. Detective Pikachu comes in second at $433 million, Rampage in third at $428 million, Uncharted in fourth at $393 million, and The Angry Birds Movie in fifth at $352 million.
At $331 million, Sonic The Hedgehog 2 would actually have just taken seventh place from its predecessor, just behind the sixth-place Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time with its $336 million.
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 still has quite a few laurels to celebrate. The film not only has the US box office record for video game adaptations, but it’s also had the best opening weekend in the US for a video game film, grossing $72.1 million. US box office sales have now topped $162.74 million, which means the movie is still raking in cash. It also debuted at number one in 47 global markets. Sega hopes to continue that trend when Sonic 2 releases in Japan on August 19.
In other Sonic news, Netflix just released 10 seconds of footage showcasing the Blue Blur in the upcoming Sonic Prime animated series, and we also got to hear the new voice of Sonic thanks to a heartfelt thank-you video posted to social media from voice actor Deven Mack.
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