The Sonic the Hedgehog movie started strong in the United States, setting a record for best opening weekend of all-time for a video game film. In its second weekend, the live-action/CG hybrid based on Sega’s blue blur stayed strong and crossed a new box office milestone.
The Sonic movie added another $26.3 million in the US for its second weekend, pushing its total domestic box office tally to $106.6 million. The $26.3 million that Sonic made in its second weekend is down 35 percent from its record-breaking $70 million US opening.
The movie pulled in another $38.3 million from international markets this weekend, which gives the movie more than $200 million worldwide. The film, which stars Jim Carrey as Robotnik and the voice of Ben Schwartz as Sonic, is said to have cost $87 million produce before marketing.
Sonic was again the No. 1 movie of the weekend in the US, holding off the Harrison Ford movie Call of the Wild, which is an adaptation of the Jack London novel. That movie made $24.8 million in the US and $15.4 million internationally for a global first-weekend box office of $40.2 million.
All of these box office numbers come from The Hollywood Reporter.
While Sonic had the best start for a video game movie, it still has a lot of work to do to catch up with other video game adaptations. Warcraft is the highest grossing video game movie of all time globally, with more than $439 million at the box office, while Pokemon: Detective Pikachu trails just below with $433 million.
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