SEGA CORPORATION (Headquarters: Shinagawa, Tokyo, President: Yukio Sugino) announces that the film “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” , co-produced with Paramount Pictures Corporation in association with SEGA of America, Inc., earned a box office of 331.64 million dollars worldwide, surpassing the previous film’s record of $319.71 million.
The series of films based on the well-known video game Sonic The Hedgehog by SEGA tells the story of the fastest hedgehog in the world upon his arrival on planet Earth.
The sequel to “Sonic The Hedgehog”, which hit the big screen in 2020, opened in 4,234 theaters on April 8 in the US and from March 31 outside the US. The film earned a huge success in its first three days (April 8–10), going on to gross $72.1 million in the US. It also broke the previous film’s record of $58.01 million for the first three days. days in the US. The film also went on to be a huge box-office hit around the world, debuting at number 1 in 47 theaters, including the UK, France, Australia and many other countries, and achieving strong sales in Mexico and Brazil.
The film’s box office receipts exceeded $162.74 million in the US, surpassing the previous film’s $148.97 million and breaking the previous record for the highest-grossing film adaptation based on a video game of all time. . It also made $168.9 million in the international market, thus reaching $331.64 million worldwide and surpassing the previous film.
“ Sonic the Hedgehog 2” will open in Japan on August 19. Do not miss it!
Movie “Sonic the Hedgehog 2 “
■ Director: Jeff Fowler （”Sonic the Hedgehog”）
■ Screenplay: Pat Casey, Josh Miller and John Whittington
■ Story: Pat Casey and Josh Miller
■ Produced by: Neal H. Moritz (”Fast & Furious”), Toby Ascher, Toru Nakahara and Hitoshi Okuno
■ Executive Producers: Haruki Satomi, Yukio Sugino, Shuji Utsumi, Nan Morales, Tim Miller (“Deadpool”)
■ Cast: James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Shemar Moore, Colleen O’Shaughnessey with Idris Elba and Jim Carrey
■ Voice Actors: Taishi Nakagawa, Koichi Yamadera, Subaru Kimura, Ryo Hirohashi, Yuichi Nakamura, Marina Inoue
■ Original Theme: DREAMS COME TRUE
■ US Premiere. USA: April 8, 2022
■ Original Title: Sonic the Hedgehog 2
■ Japan Release: August 19, 2022
■ Distributed By: Towa Pictures
■ Official Website: sonic-movie.jp
■ Copyright: ©2022 PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORPORATION AND SEGA OF AMERICA, INC.
“Sonic the Hedgehog”, the SEGA character is the fastest and most famous hedgehog in the world.
Since the first Sonic the Hedgehog game appeared in 1991, the series has gained popularity around the world. SEGA has produced 1.38 billion units and downloads of the series to date. In addition to video games, SEGA is developing various initiatives globally, including movies, animated series, music and commercial products.
- Sonic the Hedgehog movie opens worldwide
*It was released in Japan in March.
- Box office receipts of about 320 million dollars
- It was the most successful video game adaptation of all time.
- 30th anniversary of the Sonic franchise worldwide
- Sonic Colors: Ultimate goes on sale worldwide
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie opens worldwide
*In Japan it will be released in August.
- Sonic Origins will be released worldwide
- Winter Sonic Frontiers Launches Worldwide
- This year, NETFLIX will premiere SONIC PRIME globally
- The third film in the franchise and a live-action Sonic series will be released in conjunction with Paramount+
SEGA CORPORATION is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and is a world leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes various types of games for consoles, computers and wireless devices, in addition to developing and distributing arcade machines, its branded products and various other products. SEGA also distributes a wide range of games developed by its national and international studios throughout the world thanks to its global headquarters.
The SEGA CORPORATION website is located at https://www.sega.co.jp/