With strong momentum overseas, the Sonic movie sequel debuted to strong numbers and expectations in preview screenings in the domestic territories.
Friday’s showtimes brought in $26.5 million for Sonic, moving the opening weekend projection once more to around $67 to $69 million.
Yesterday, it was confirmed that the sequel generated a total of $6.25 million in the early Wednesday fan screenings and Thursday showtimes. $5 million was generated on Thursday alone, nearly double the amount compared to the Thursday earnings of the 2020 Sonic film.
With these estimates, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is on track to beat the studio’s initial weekend projections of $50 million, and to surpass its predecessor’s $58 million 3-day total.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is now out on movie theatres.
h/t The Numbers, The Wrap, affiliates