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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has the best opening weekend of any video game movie ever

The blue blur is on course to top £54.4m during its opening weekend.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has allegedly enjoyed the greatest opening weekend for any video-game based movie. Ever.

According to Comicbook, the sequel has clocked up an impressive $71 million - that's £54.4m - since its premier on Friday; for context, the first Sonic the Hedgehog movie grossed $58m (£44m) on its opening weekend.

Interestingly, this makes it Jim Carrey's biggest domestic opener ever, eclipsing 2003's Bruce Almighty which grossed $68m during it's opening weekend in the States. It also marks Paramount's fifth number-one movie of the pandemic, too.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 sees the return of Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik and and Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog. Elba's Knuckles isn't the only fan-favourite character taking centerstage this time around either, with Miles "Tails" Prower - played by Colleen O'Shaughnessey - also getting more screen time following his brief appearance at the end of the first film.

ICYMI, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is part of a "cinematic universe", according to one of the film's producers, and in production notes alongside the new release, producer Toby Ascher noted the first film was just the start.

"We're creating a Sonic cinematic universe, so we knew we were going to add characters, like Tails and Knuckles; new to the films but beloved by gamers all over the world," he said.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, a third Sonic movie was already in production before the second one had even been released.

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When​ ​her friends​ ​were falling in love with soap stars, Vikki was falling in love with​ ​video games. She's a survival horror survivalist​ ​with a penchant for​ ​Yorkshire Tea, men dressed up as doctors and sweary words. She struggles to juggle a fair-to-middling Destiny/Halo addiction​ ​and her kill/death ratio is terrible.