Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has recorded the biggest opening weekend ever for a video game adaptation. This achievement surpassed its own predecessor which was released in 2020.
With revenues of USD 71 million in three days, this family-friendly sequel marks another Paramount win at the box office in 2022.
Meanwhile, the first Sonic the Hedgehog movie grossed USD 58 million on its 2020 opening weekend . The first movie grossed USD 319 million worldwide, with theater screenings impacted by the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 brings back Idris Elba as fan favorite character Knuckles the Echidna, with Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, and Jim Carrey reprising their roles from the first movie.
The sequel to Sonic marks the fourth theatrical milestone for Paramount this year, after Scream , Jackass Forever, and The Lost City.
In second place, there is an anti-hero movie, played by Jared Leto Morbius 2022. The movie suffered a drastic drop, dropping 74 percent from its debut weekend. Total domestic views of the movie only reached USD 57 million.
The Lost City took third place with USD 9.1 million in its third weekend, bringing its total domestic revenue to USD 69 million. Starring Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe and Brad Pitt in cameos , The Lost City features a fun genre of romantic comedy.
While Ambulance is in fourth place in the fourth week with USD 8.7 million. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, this chase thriller is yet another underperforming movie by director Michael Bay, following the Transformers movies , 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi and his failed attempt at 6 Underground .
The Batman made $6.5 million in its sixth weekend, with a total domestic gross of just under $360 million. Internationally, the movie has grossed over USD 735 million worldwide, and remains the highest grossing movie of the year.
The next Opening Weekend is expected to be led by Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore , the third movie in the Harry Potter spin-off series that debuted early with $58 million in some international markets this weekend.