The Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie has been a huge success for both SEGA and Paramount with revenue now surpassing $375 million globally. The original Sonic the Hedgehog movie earned $306 million globally which puts the sequel more than $55 million ahead of its predecessor. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has earned $181 million in the United States and $194 million internationally. As you may be aware, this is the last weekend before Sonic the Hedgehog 2 hits Paramount+ and Epix broadcast channels. Sonic fansite Sonic Stadium believes that the movie will end up with total global box office sales at $390 million.
it’s a surprising number…but wasn’t the sonic cinematic universe™ the MCU killer?
you’re telling me, you’ve read that Sonic would beat a $25 billion dollar franchise ?
Sonic fanboys were saying that when the first movie was the “highest grossing super hero movie” of 2019, lol.
It sounds bizarre if you take the cumulative number into account, but we’re seeing the effects of Superhero fatigue when Multiverse of Madness took a nosedive in the second week. Spider-Man did well, but people have always cared about Spider-Man. They need to slow down with the amount of stuff they’re cranking out.
While I agree with your premise, too much product, the quality of Multiverse of Madness and most MCU products in general has a lot to do with the weak MoM numbers. I was stoked for Strange 2 for years. Absolutely hating every Marvel Disney Plus show, followed by the unveiling that MoM was in reality more of a Wandavision 2 than a Strange 2, followed by the gangly mess that the movie eventually became after extensive last minute reshoots has hurt that excitement a lot.
Too much product, yes, but that weakness could be overcome if the products were consistently good. They aren’t though. Same with Star Wars. One Star Wars movie a year was too much, I don’t think there’s any disagreement on that, but at the same time the quality of those Star Wars movies was spotty.
I’m not really sure what they’re thinking because I agree with you that the product isn’t consistently good either. I actually enjoyed Wandavision and Moon Knight, but others like Loki and Winter Soldier were a complete snoozefest (haven’t gotten around to Hawkeye because of super-hero fatigue). Maybe quality control isn’t up to snuff because of the amount they’re putting out? Even if the stuff was good I would be overwhelmed with the amount of stuff being cranked out.
…wait. Did I respond to someone else’s comment?