SEGA CORPORATION (Head Office: Shinagawa, Tokyo, President COO: Yukio Sugino,) 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, surpassing $319.71 million record of the previous film.
Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from SEGA, the “Sonic the Hedgehog” film series tells the story of the world’s fastest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. The sequel to "Sonic the Hedgehog," which was released in 2020, opened in 4,234 theaters on April 8 in the U.S. and sequentially from March 31 outside the U.S. The film was a big hit in its first three days (from April 8 to 10), grossing $72.1 million in the U.S. It also surpassed the previous film's record of $58.01 million for the first three days in the U.S. The film also been a smash hit around the world, debuted at No. 1 in 47 markets, including the U.K., France, Australia, and other countries, as well as strong sales in Mexico and Brazil.
The film's U.S. box office gross topped $162.74 million, surpassing the previous film's $148.97 million, breaking the previous record for the top-grossing video game-based film adaptation of all time. It also recorded $168.9 million internationally and has reached $331.64 Million worldwide, surpassing its predecessor.
“Sonic the Hedgehog 2” is coming to Japan on August 19. Don’t miss it!
“Sonic the Hedgehog”, SEGA's world-famous and the world-fastest hedgehog video game character.
Since the 1991 release of the first Sonic the Hedgehog game, the Sonic series has gained worldwide popularity, with SEGA producing 1.38 billion units /DL of the series to date. In addition to games, SEGA is developing a variety of initiatives globally, including movies, animation, music, and merchandising.