Sonic the Hedgehog 2 film beats predecessor, speeding to $331.6M at the box office

S onic the Hedgehog 2 has beat the original film by scoring $331.64 million at the global box office. That makes it the most successful video game adaptation of all time.

That’s a strong result for the movie, which debuted on April 8 in the U.S. and on March 31 outside the U.S. That’s good news for Sega, which owns the Sonic game franchise and co-produced the movie with Paramount Pictures. The earlier film hit $319.71 million after opening in 2020.

Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from SEGA, the Sonic the Hedgehog film series tells the story of the world’s fastest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth.