Sonic 2 starts strong at the international box office ahead of its US debut

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 opened in select international markets last weekend ahead of its US premiere, and the sequel is kicking off fast.

Deadline reports that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 grossed $25.5 million last weekend across 31 international markets. So far, the results are up about 2% from the original 2020 film, according to Deadline.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was the No. 1 movie this weekend in the UK, France, Australia, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Czech Republic, Austria, Norway, Belgium, Nova Scotia. Zealand, Slovakia and South Africa.

In terms of international deployment, Sonic has yet to open up in major markets such as Japan, Mexico, Brazil and Italy. The film is set to debut in the United States on April 8, but box office predictions for its US debut are not yet available.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 brings back Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic and Jim Carrey as the evil Dr. Robotnik. Idris Elba joins the cast as Knuckles, while Colleen O’Shaughnessey, who voices Tails in the video games, plays the same role in the film. James Marsden and Tika Sumpter also reprise their roles from the original Sonic, and director Jeff Fowler has also returned.

Paramount said it is planning a third Sonic movie and TV series as part of its plans for a Sonic the Hedgehog cinematic universe. The next film could be made without Carrey, as the veteran actor has recently spoken of retiring from the business.

“I’m pretty serious,” he said. “It depends. If the angels bring some sort of script written in gold ink that tells me it’s going to be very important for people to see it, I could continue down the road, but I’m taking a break.”

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