Sonic the Hedgehog Is Getting a Sequel After It Made More Than $300 Million Worldwide
Sonic the Hedgehog made $306 million worldwide and broke the record for the highest opening weekend for a big-screen adaptation of a video game property
Sonic is off to the races — again.
The sequel will see director Jeff Fowler and screenwriters Pat Casey and Josh Miller reunite, the outlet reported. It's unclear if the sequel will see the return of Jim Carrey, James Marsden or Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.
Sonic the Hedgehog raked in $306 million at the worldwide box office, according to BoxOfficeMojo.
The movie broke records when it debuted during Presidents Day weekend in February, earning an estimated $58 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter at the time. With the actual Presidents Day ticket sales included, the family film’s total debut haul came to $70 million.
Sonic, with its three-day earnings, came to earn the title of the highest opening weekend for a big-screen adaptation of a video game property.
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The speedy blue hedgehog’s theatrical performance is ahead of other top video game movies opening weekends like 2016’s The Angry Birds Movie ($38 million) and 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider ($47 million), IGN reported.
Originally intended for a Nov. 8, 2019, release date, the film was delayed three months in order to get the visual effects “just right,” director Jeff Fowler tweeted at the time after the animation of the central character received ridicule online. Sonic was soon redesigned in a move that paid off for Paramount Pictures.