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It is clear that movies based on video games are going through their best moment. In recent years there have been great exponents that have improved the image left by various adaptations of yesteryear. Precisely the most recent exponent, Sonic 2: The Movie is a perfect example, as it has just broken an incredible record.
Sonic’s new adventure on the big screen debuted on March 30 and since then it has hit theaters in various regions and has done so with great results.
The last thing we knew about this film is that it had already raised $331.64 million worldwide as of May 5, which placed it on the list of the highest-grossing video game movies in history.
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Sonic 2: The Movie is already the 5th most successful video game adaptation
Almost 2 months have passed and it was enough time for the film to gross several million more dollars at the worldwide box office.
Through a press release, SEGA proudly announced that the film in its first 3 months has already managed to raise $400 million, which not only surpasses what the original film Sonic: The Movie did, but also makes it the highest-grossing video game adaptation, according to SEGA.
In case you missed it: Sonic 3: The movie has already been confirmed, but it will take many months to be ready.
However, you should keep in mind that there have been other adaptations based on video games that have generated more income. We say this because a few months ago the Uncharted movie managed to do the same thing, in a similar margin since its theatrical release.
The live-action Uncharted film hit $400 million in revenue on May 24, making it the 4th most successful video game adaptation, behind Warcraft ($438.8 million), POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu ($431.3 million) and Rampage ($427.9 million). That said, Sonic 2: The Movie would be in 5th place after displacing the Angry Birds Movie ($352.3 million) to 6th (via The Numbers).
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