After a delay related to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Sonic Movie finally got released on Japanese cinemas.
We got some Box Office numbers for Sonic the Hedgehog in Japan for its first weekend via FranSpeech, and it made $460 thousand U.S. dollars in its opening weekend, for a grand total of $555 thousand U.S. dollars at the time of publishing
|Rank||Release||Weekend Sales ($USD)|
|1||Rambo: Last Blood||$900,000|
|4||Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind||$772,000|
|6||Sonic the Hedgehog||$460,000|
Unfortunately, Sonic got released in cinemas during a rather competitive weekend. The Sonic Movie debuted at the same time as a lot of classic Studio Ghibli films were re-released and the Japanese release of “Rambo: Last Blood”.
The Sonic brand always had a history of struggling to get the Japanese’s attention. Numbers like these were sort of expected.
Japanese moviegoers were more eager to watch Rambo, with it ranking first place, making $1.36 million U.S. dollars on the June 26-28 weekend.