Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Grabs The Golden Ring With The April 8th Weekend Box Office Win

The first Sonic The Hedgehog film was one that managed to make big waves in 2020 by being one of the last films out during the pandemic and holding what would become some records for the year because of it. Now, the second film has arrived and it did $71 million for its three-day opening weekend and one of the better April debuts in general. It’s also the best opening for a Jim Carrey film since 2003’s Bruce Almighty. While the film is not doing well critically, it is one doing well with audiences as it got an A CinemaScore and high recommendations in polling for it, especially with younger kids. It’s definitely leaning more male-dominated and 34-and-under range.

This allowed it to sail very far past the other film opening this weekend with Ambulance which landed at fourth with a $8.7 million take. It was bested by Morbius which added $10.2 million to be at $57 million since its debut and The Lost City, which added $9.1 million to bring it to $68.8 million since opening.

Everything Everywhere All at Once is continuing to expand and did another $6 million to bring it to $8.4 million in 1,250 screens.

On the anime side, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is in 850 screens at added another $825,000 to its totals, bringing it to $33 million domestically.

#TitleDistributor NameWeekend Total# of LocsLoc AvgCume Total
1Sonic The Hedgehog 2Paramount$71,000,0004,234$16,769$71,000,000
3Lost City, TheParamount$9,165,0003,797$2,414$68,854,159
5Batman, TheWarner Bros.$6,500,0003,254$1,998$359,002,148
6Everything Everywhere All at OnceA24$6,059,2631,250$4,847$8,446,441
8Jujutsu Kaisen 0FUNimation Films$825,000850$971$33,140,000
9Spider-Man: No Way HomeSony$625,0001,009$619$803,815,848
10RRRSarigama Cinemas$570,000350$1,629$13,661,077
11DogUnited Artists Releasing$532,6111,007$529$61,214,968
12Selena 25th AnniversaryIconic Events$402,280427$942$402,280

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[Source: Box Office Essentials]