SEGA CORPORATION (Head Office: Shinagawa, Tokyo, President COO: Yukio Sugino,) is proud to announce that the film “Sonic the Hedgehog 2”, co-produced with Paramount Pictures Corporation in association with SEGA of America, Inc., recorded a global box office of $331.64 million, surpassing the $319.71 million record of the previous film.
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.
The sequel to “Sonic the Hedgehog,” which was released in 2020, opened in 4,234 theaters on April 8 in the U.S. and sequentially from March 31 outside the U.S. The film was a big hit in its first three days (from April 8 to 10), grossing $72.1 million in the U.S. It also surpassed the previous film’s record of $58.01 million for the first three days in the U.S. The film also been a smash hit around the world, debuted at No. 1 in 47 markets, including the U.K., France, Australia, and other countries, as well as strong sales in Mexico and Brazil.
The film’s U.S. box office gross topped $162.74 million, surpassing the previous film’s $148.97 million, breaking the previous record for the top-grossing video game-based film adaptation of all time. It also recorded $168.9 million internationally and has reached $331.64 million worldwide, surpassing its predecessor.
“Sonic the Hedgehog 2” is coming to Japan on August 19. Don’t miss it!
Movie “Sonic the Hedgehog 2”
■ Director: Jeff Fowler （”Sonic the Hedgehog”）
■ Screenplay by: Pat Casey & Josh Miller and John Whittington
■ Story: Pat Casey & Josh Miller
■Produced by: Neal H. Moritz（”Fast & Furious” series）, Toby Ascher, Toru Nakahara, 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 Over: Taishi Nakagawa, Koichi Yamadera, Subaru Kimura, Ryo Hirohashi, Yuichi Nakamura, Marina Inoue
■ Theme song: DREAMS COME TRUE
■ U.S. Release: Apr. 8, 2022
■ Original Title: Sonic the Hedgehog 2
■ JP Release: Aug. 19, 2022
■ Distribution: Towa Pictures
■ Official site: sonic-movie.jp
■Copyright: ©2022 PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORPORATION AND SEGA OF AMERICA, INC.
“Sonic the Hedgehog”, SEGA’s world-famous and the world-fastest hedgehog video game character.
Since the 1991 release of the first Sonic the Hedgehog game, the Sonic series has gained worldwide popularity, with SEGA producing 1.38 billion units /DL of the series to date. In addition to games, SEGA is developing a variety of initiatives globally, including movies, animation, music, and merchandising.
- Released feature film Sonic the Hedgehog worldwide
*In Japan, it was released in March.
- Worldwide box office gross is nearly $320 million
- Domestic top-grossing video game adaptation of all time (at the time)
- The 30th anniversary of the Sonic series worldwide
- Launched Sonic Colors: Ultimate worldwide
- Released feature film Sonic the Hedgehog 2 worldwide
*In Japan, it will be released in August.
- To be launched Sonic Origins worldwide
- To be launched Sonic Frontiers worldwide
- To be premiered SONIC PRIME, worldwide via Netflix
- Set to be released the third feature film and live-action Sonic series with Paramount+
About SEGA CORPORATION
SEGA CORPORATION is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and is a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes, and distributes a variety of games for consoles, PCs, and wireless devices, as well as developing and distributing arcade machines, merchandise, and various other products. Moreover, SEGA distributes a range of gaming content developed by its domestic and overseas studios worldwide via its global publishing bases.
SEGA CORPORATION’s website is located at https://www.sega.co.jp/