Sonic the Hedgehog 2
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Paramount Pictures and SEGA have today announced updated box office figures for Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and the blue blur's sophomore movie has now comfortably outpaced the original. The sequel now sits at $331.64 million at the global box office, spin-dashing past the first film's $319.71 million.

Despite a mixed reaction from critics (we enjoyed it, for what it's worth), the sequel has been a huge success, with a record-breaking opening weekend seeing it take $72.1 million in the first three days of its US premiere. The total gross in the US box office sits at $162.74 million, surpassing the previous film's $148.97 million. SEGA also points out that the follow-up also debuted at number one in dozens of countries, and has yet to launch in Japan, so it's not finished quite yet.

Of course, it should be noted that the original movie's stint in theatres was cut short; cinemas were forced to close their doors as the COVID-19 pandemic came to the forefront. Despite these circumstances, it's clear that both films have been a big success. It's no wonder a third movie, as well as a Knuckles-centric TV series, received the green light.

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