Sonic the Hedgehog was right behind Detective Pikachu in terms of its US earnings earlier this week. Well, the movie has officially ditched its runner-up position!
Gotta go fast
Sonic the Hedgehog has now earned $145.8 million at the domestic US box office, surpassing Detective Pikachu ($144.1 million) to become the highest-grossing video game movie of all time domestically!
This is even more impressive in light of the growing coronavirus outbreak – which should rightfully be discouraging fans from visiting the cinema.While Paramount hasn’t actually confirmed a sequel, they would be hard-pressed not to make one with such numbers!
Remember, the movie hasn’t even launched in China or Japan as at the time of writing.
About the Sonic The Hedgehog Movie
Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination.
The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.