Sonic the Hedgehog Film Surpasses $200 Million In First Ten Days Of Release

Sonic the Hedgehog Film Surpasses $200 Million In First Ten Days Of Release
Credit: Sonic the Hedgehog via Twitter

Sega has announced some big numbers for the live-action adaptation movie release of Sonic the Hedgehog. The film was released on February 14 but has already become a hit worldwide.

The film itself had a $95 million budget, even after remodeling the protagonist Sonic, and Paramount Picture’s attention to fan feedback paid off.

“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.” states the official synopsis.

Sega announced that the film has been a success worldwide. Within the first ten days of release, the movie received almost $210 million in global box office revenue, with that number growing daily.

In the US, the film recorded $58 million within its first three days of release. It earned $4 million more than another popular live-action video game release, Detective Pikachu.

The official Twitter account for the film also reported that it was the #1 movie in the world for the past two weeks since its debut. The news was accompanied with an image of Sonic sitting in a movie theater chair.

The third week of the movie’s release dipped slightly, which brought it down to #2. Within the US, the movie has earned $128.29 million so far. This high amount makes Sonic the Hedgehog third-highest-grossing live-action video game adaptation so far, trailing behind Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, which earned $131.6 million before the movie departed theaters.

Since the last recorded earnings were at the end of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’s release, there’s still plenty of time for Sonic to catch up in box office earnings.

Alongside the release of the film have been collaborations with other Sonic the Hedgehog games like Sonic Dash and Sonic Forces. Sega is also celebrating the series with new content every month in preparation for the blue hedgehog’s 30th anniversary next year.

Sonic the Hedgehog is currently in theaters worldwide.