The movie Sonic The Hedgehog 2 has surprised with its enormous success at the box office. Thus, the blue hedgehog movie has managed to reach 71 million dollars raised during its opening week in the United States. In this way, the film has managed to break the record, crowning itself as the best film debut of an adaptation of a video game.
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 success on the big screen is not limited to this sequel, as the previous record for the best premiere of an adaptation was held by its prequel. It managed to gross 57 million in its premiere, eventually accumulating 319 million dollars worldwide, even with the limitations of the pandemic. To date, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, distributed by Paramount Pictures, has grossed approximately $141 million worldwide.
Since the premiere of the Super Mario Bros movie in 1993, attempts have been made to adapt famous video game franchises to the big screen, although mostly with dubious success. Perhaps the success of Sonic The Hedgehog sets a precedent and ends the famous "curse" of this type of adaptation, obtaining films of higher quality and greater fidelity to the original material.
After its first few days in theaters, Paramount Pictures' latest film, the sequel to the world's fastest hedgehog, has taken the crown as the highest-grossing video game movie in its opening weekend ever! the story!, which is an incredible achievement for gamer cinema, for Jim Carrey's career and for the film industry, considering that the pandemic is not over and the infections are still out there. But let's go by parts.
It is no secret to anyone that Sonic has always had a huge fan base. So big that on many occasions his games did not do them justice. But that did not make them lower their support for the hedgehog one bit (it makes sense, because Sonic was made for that, if you want to know more about the history of how Sonic was created, we leave you this note here). And now that the sequel has hit theaters, old-guard fans and the resulting new fans of the first film have been making a splash.
The result was an income at the North American box office of 71 million dollars. To put us in context, the first movie grossed 58 million in its opening weekend. And we are supposed to be in the middle of a financial and health crisis. Which makes it even more amazing that this is Paramount's fifth No. 1 movie at the box office.
Another news that is just as surprising is that it is also the biggest opening in Jim Carrey's career, surpassing the 68 million collected by 'Almighty' in 2003. If we think about it, as funny as it may be, not all of Carrey's films were precisely familiar, and the best ones he had appeared at a time when Hollywood did not record these blockbusters.
Marketing was less massive too and when it started to be, Carrey went into less commercial films (do you want to review his best films? We also have a note on that). That is why it is even sadder that Carrey has taken advantage of the release of this film to announce his retirement, even when Paramount has clarified that these two films are part of a larger universe. Do you mean that Robotnik won't come back? Or will they replace Jim Carrey?
'Sonic 2' is just about to complete its first week in theaters and if the trends continue to rise, it seems that it will be there for a long time before jumping to its Paramount+ Internet platform, if it is not approved for another platform before. You already saw her? We are very interested in knowing your opinion about it.
The movie 'Sonic the Hedgehog 2' premiered a couple of weeks ago in our country and as expected, figures and collectibles about it, as well as other related sets, would soon go on sale.
As we had already anticipated, at the end of last year, LEGO would release the 'Sonic on Green Hill' set, the classic setting of his first title. And right now within Amazon Mexico we can get it and at a cheaper price than in the same official store or in other authorized distributors. Thus, this collectible remains at 1,673 pesos.
This set is recommended for people over 18 years of age, and includes 1,125 pieces, including characters such as Sonic, Dr. Eggman with his Eggmobile, a Motobug, rings, gems, obstacles, two televisions and much more. And it's a perfect gift for true fans and those who enjoyed the latest movie.
Being a product distributed by Amazon Mexico, all users have free shipping, while those with an Amazon Prime subscription will have delivery the next day, but it will depend on their city of residence.
Continuing with the stage of creative drought that has characterized Hollywood studios for some years now, this time a new sequel arrives in theaters that is also a film adaptation of a popular video game, it is Sonic 2: The movie (Sonic the Hedgehog 2), in which we once again see one of the most iconic characters on consoles come to the big screen with a fun story that manages to surpass what was done in the previous installment.
To be honest, usually most movies based on video games tend to stray far from the original source and end up disappointing fans, but fortunately for fans of the friendly blue hedgehog, this film is a good tribute to the character and will keep you satisfied. to the fandom at the same time that it will give a good time to those who are not entirely familiar with the games from which this production has been derived, which effectively combines live action with characters created from adequate computer animation work.
In the previous Sonic movie, he was an alien who was alone on Earth and finds people he can trust, and with whom he managed to form a special bond. Now, in the sequel, we find our protagonist more comfortable in his new lifestyle by starting a family with Tom (James Marsden) and Maddie (Tika Sumpter), who protect him and try to guide him as he unsuccessfully attempts to harness his powers to become a true hero who can help those in need.
Despite some ups and downs, all goes well for the speedy hedgehog, but his peace of mind is shattered by the unexpected return of an old foe, Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey), a highly intelligent and evil guy hell-bent on destroying Sonic. , for which this time he will have the help of another alien, Knuckles, a fierce warrior who has his own mission. The good news for the aspiring hero is that he will not be alone in this new adventure, because Tails, a small being who is very good at inventing devices that can be useful in various risk situations, also comes into his life.
With the sides defined, allies of Sonic on one side and his enemies on the other, the plot unfolds with a fluid rhythm from start to finish throughout different locations in the world, showing the search for a powerful object while we witness a story about friendship and knowing how to forgive, as well as what it really means to be a hero. We also have here a nice message of inclusion and tolerance with the teaching that both things and people are not always what they seem at first glance, and that everyone deserves to have a second chance.
In Sonic 2: The Movie you will find extremely funny moments, some action and exciting scenes; It is in every sense pure entertainment and it is worth enjoying this sequel in a movie theater, it will be fun especially for the younger audience, however it also has elements that will amuse adults a lot.
On the other hand, it is also worth noting that fans of the character and those who have played his video games will find many references to the mythology created around the blue hedgehog in the gamer world and there is a nostalgia factor here that those who have known will appreciate more. to the character from his first appearances from the year 1991.
Another thing that should be mentioned is that the story includes several elements and characters that have nothing to do with the video game on which it is based, but these fit well to complement Sonic's adventure and that the film does not remain just a mere adaptation to the cinema without something new to offer for the public that is not a gamer.
Finally, it is important to talk about the good acting work of an experienced Jim Carrey, who delivers a cartoonish, exaggerated and ridiculous villain that is extremely funny and more than ideal for the film. The actor does not take it very seriously and this is appreciated, it shows that he had a lot of fun with his performance and this means that those of us who see him on the screen also have fun while we laugh thanks to his funny gestures that are accompanied by all a paraphernalia of gestures and actions.
Sonic 2: The movie is a good excuse to go to the movies, it's guaranteed fun and its only goal is to make us have a good time.
Paramount's "Sonic the Hedgehog 2" is the first major family movie to open in theaters this year and is expected to signal whether the highly sought-after demographic is finally ready to return to multiplexes en masse.
The film's early box office returns are certainly encouraging. On Thursday, the film grossed $6.25 million in preview ticket sales, more than double the $3 million that the opening screening of "Sonic" generated from its preview sales more than two years ago.
The studio projects the sequel will pull in around $50 million during its opening weekend, down from the video game movie record of $58 million its predecessor earned in February 2020. By that time, Covid-19 had started to bite. spread, but had not yet been designated a pandemic.
“Sonic 2,” starring Jim Carrey and the voice of Idris Elba, will be a key comparison for family movies in 2022. During the pandemic, parents have been reluctant to return to theaters with their young children, many of whom which were not eligible. for vaccines until fall 2021. Children under 5 years of age are not yet eligible to receive vaccines.
“Family movies have struggled to gain consistent traction over the course of the pandemic, as parents have been much more selective in the movies they chose to take their kids to see at the multiplex, and of course [there's ] the endless availability of family-friendly content at home on the small screen,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore.
As of March 2020, no movie specifically geared toward families has generated more than $200 million at the domestic box office.
The family movie genre is generally aimed at parents with children under the age of 13. These movies are aimed at the younger generation and are usually rated “G” or “PG”. Occasionally, PG-13 rated movies are lumped into this category, because the rating is a bit general before reaching an "R" rating.
For example, "Spider-Man: No Way Home," "The Batman," and "Jungle Cruise" are all rated PG-13. Arguably, "Spider-Man" and "Jungle Cruise" are a bit more suitable for younger kids compared to the dark and gritty new Batman movie.
Marketing is a good indicator of whether a movie is considered family-friendly, Dergarabedian said. "Spider-Man," while technically accessible to families, was marketed to an older demographic in the 18-35 age range.
Jungle Cruise, on the other hand, was marketed as a family-friendly adventure movie based on one of Disney's most iconic theme park rides. It was the second-highest-grossing family film released during the pandemic, grossing $116.9 million during its run last summer. The film came out between the two major Covid variant outbreaks.
The highest-grossing family film released during the pandemic was Universal's "Sing 2," which has amassed $161.9 million since its December 2021 debut, according to Comscore data. The film was released at a time when more children had received two doses of the vaccine.
By way of comparison, Disney's "Charm," which arrived during the typically strong Thanksgiving festivities, brought in just $96 million in theaters before hitting the studio's streaming service Disney+ on Christmas Eve.
Due to lackluster attendance during the pandemic, studios have bet family titles later in the schedule. If "Sonic 2" secures a strong opening, it could be a sign that future movies like Pixar's due in June, and Universal's "Minions: The Rise of Gru," due in July, will post more. before the pandemic. -as box office hauls.
“Studios have waited a long time for parental sentiment to be high enough in the last days of the pandemic before releasing high-profile family content on a regular basis,” said Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at BoxOffice.com. 'Sonic 2' is cashing in on a huge pent-up audience demand for those family movies, which have only been released sporadically in theaters over the last year and have often been at the mercy of new Covid variants dominating news headlines.
“However, that is not the case now, as many have reverted to something resembling pre-pandemic lifestyles, like going to the movies,” he said.
BoxOffice predicts that “Sonic 2” will open with between $60 million and $75 million in ticket sales.