Sonic the Hedgehog 2 now the highest-grossing videogame movie ever in the US

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is now the highest-grossing domestic videogame movie ever made—making $147 million in the US to just tip the $146 million of the original. The domestic qualifier is necessary because, while the blue blur’s sequel has made $287.8 million globally (thanks, Deadline), that’s still some way off World of Warcraft’s $439 million haul.

The film sees Sonic and Tails looking for the Master Emerald, with Idris Elba’s Knuckles and Jim Carrey’s Dr Robotnik in hot pursuit. Interestingly enough the film’s release coincided with Carrey announcing his intention to retire from acting—Sonic 3 was confirmed by distributor Paramount in February, so with these kinds of numbers Carrey’s resolve shall doubtless be tested with an extremely large cheque.

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