Following Its Record-Breaking Start, The Sonic Movie Has Crossed A New Box Office Milestone

The Sonic movie is still going strong.

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The Sonic the Hedgehog movie started strong in the United States, setting a record for best opening weekend of all-time for a video game film. In its second weekend, the live-action/CG hybrid based on Sega's blue blur stayed strong and crossed a new box office milestone.

The Sonic movie added another $26.3 million in the US for its second weekend, pushing its total domestic box office tally to $106.6 million. The $26.3 million that Sonic made in its second weekend is down 35 percent from its record-breaking $70 million US opening.

The movie pulled in another $38.3 million from international markets this weekend, which gives the movie more than $200 million worldwide. The film, which stars Jim Carrey as Robotnik and the voice of Ben Schwartz as Sonic, is said to have cost $87 million produce before marketing.

Sonic was again the No. 1 movie of the weekend in the US, holding off the Harrison Ford movie Call of the Wild, which is an adaptation of the Jack London novel. That movie made $24.8 million in the US and $15.4 million internationally for a global first-weekend box office of $40.2 million.

All of these box office numbers come from The Hollywood Reporter.

While Sonic had the best start for a video game movie, it still has a lot of work to do to catch up with other video game adaptations. Warcraft is the highest grossing video game movie of all time globally, with more than $439 million at the box office, while Pokemon: Detective Pikachu trails just below with $433 million.

For more on the Sonic movie, check out GameSpot's roundup of All The Easter Eggs And References You May Have Missed

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Goddammit people THIS is why we don't get nice things from hollywood anymore.

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Sequel know please

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Im glad that a Jim Carrey movie is doing well...But sad that such a poor video game movie is making money and continuing to set the trend that no matter how botched, we will pay to see our favorite characters on the big screen,

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@KingofRogues: did you see it

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@KingofRogues: Botched? lol Have you even seen it?

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I think the sonic blunder was intentional for publicity, the movie was always going to release at a certain time, and they played a cool trick, why they did that who knows but it paid off.

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@Crazy_sahara: That is one awfully expensive publicity stunt.

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@Crazy_sahara: I don't think it was a publicity stunt. But I admit the only reason that I went to see it was to support the idea that there was public outcry, and a studio actually listened and spent the money to course correct. That idea I will support.

Ended up enjoying it too, but I'm not a super fan of Sonic, just a moderate one.

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@Crazy_sahara: There was merchandise already produced with the old design. And if you're gonna say they did that intentionally too then we're getting into tinfoil hat territory

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@brandsome: Dude, it's Crazy Sahara. Believe me, this is one of his tamer posts. It's like his schtick or something.

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@brandsome: Then why didn't they forward the doll to the CEO of sega, I'm sure he or she would have approved the design, I'm sure anyone at sega can confirm their statue of sonic looks slightly different (in the front desk) to the doll you're in-visioning, and while I haven't seen the doll it probably looked much better then robotic Chucky.

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@Crazy_sahara: tis the saying, any publicity is good publicity. it was definitely not on purpose. It was pure laziness

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@KingofRogues: Then why aren't you working at the studio, clearly a mistake that big doesn't require a degree, or years of experience.

If it does and what you have said was true then.... Then what the hell is the point of qualified when anyone qualified enough to log on here's more then capable.

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@Crazy_sahara: Woa..relax dude..also..What?

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@KingofRogues: Why are you here and not working for the studio duh

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look at my original statement...What are you talking about? Kids shouldn't get upset about things they do not understand.

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@KingofRogues: Typical of an exchange with Crazy Sahara.

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