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Sonic the Hedgehog director says the future is looking "VERY bright"

Sonic 2?

Jeff Fowler, director of Sonic the Hedgehog, seems to be quite happy with how the movie is doing. Yesterday we learned that it's on-track outpace the opening of Detective Pikachu, the current video game-to-movie record holder. Late on the opening day of the film, Fowler took to Twitter to share the following comment.

What... a... DAY!!! No words can describe the appreciation I'm feeling right now. You've taken this little blue hedgehog to EPIC heights. We never could have done it without the FANS... THANK YOU for your LOVE and SUPPORT. The future is VERY bright for the BLUE BLUR

There have been many questions about a potential sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog. While nothing is concrete yet, it does seem this strong opening weekend could pave the way easily.

SEGA running Sonic eShop sale until Feb. 28th, 2020

RUNNING until February 28th

Likely done to capitalize on the success of the Sonic movie, SEGA is hosting an eShop sale across all Nintendo platforms for many Sonic the Hedgehog titles. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD is also included in the sale, which the blue blur makes a cameo appearance. Check out all the updated prices below, lasting until February 28th, 2020 at 8:59AM PT/11:59AM ET.

Switch

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – $39.99 (was $59.99)
SEGA Ages Sonic the Hedgehog – $3.99 (was $7.99)
Sonic Forces – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Sonic Mania – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD – $29.99 (was $39.99)
Team Sonic Racing – $19.99 (was $39.99)

3DS

3D Sonic the Hedgehog – $2.99 (was $5.99)
3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – $2.99 (was $5.99)
Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Sonic Lost World – $9.99 (was $19.99)

Wii U

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Sonic Lost World – $9.99 (was $19.99)

Sonic The Hedgehog movie sets box-office record for game-to-film adaptation, passing Detective Pikachu's debut with a $64.3M 4-day estimate

Things are looking blue for Pikachu

Tickets for Sonic The Hedgehog are selling out FAST! According to Deadline, the film is estimated to have received a 3-day grossing of $53.99M and a 4-day of $64.3M. This gives our blue friend the record for best video game movie adaptation opening. For comparison, Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures' Detective Pikachu earned $58M at its debut in May 2019.

Paramount's estimates are slightly lower ($50M 3-day and $60M 4-day), but still takes the record over Pokemon either way.

Sonic the Hedgehog pulls in $3 million at the box office on Thursday night

Things are looking good out of the gate

Sonic the Hedgehog is officially in theaters today, with many fans heading out to give the movie a go. It was the Sonic superfans who checked out the movie late yesterday though, as a number of theaters held special opening night screenings.

Those fans managed to pull in $3 million in box office revenue for the film on Thursday alone. This amount came in from 3,150 locations. Wondering how that measures up to other early openings? DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World pulled in the same amount as well, and later amassed a $55 million opening weekend

SEGA hosting "Sonic Station Live!" event on Feb. 20th, 2020

A Sonic stream come true

Sonic fans may want to mark Feb. 20th, 2020 on their calendars. SEGA has announced that they'll be hosting a "Sonic Station Live!" event, which will be streamed on YouTube. The stream is going to include an introduction to all things Sonic, including game topics and merch. Will there be any special announcements or secrets? We'll have to tune in and find out for ourselves!

Game Informer Video - A Spoiler-Filled Sonic The Hedgehog Discussion

Join Game Informer's Andrew Reiner, Brian Shea, and Alex Stadnik have a brisk discussion about all the things they liked and didn't like about the new Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Was it the disaster people thought it would be? Did it live up to Shea's lofty expectations? Find out here.

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix - more gameplay

Based on the popular Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix takes the series to a new dimension on the Nintendo Switch, giving both new fans and Project DIVA veterans ways to play at home or on the go. Rhythm game modes features both traditional button controls, as well as a new game mode exclusive to the unique functions of the Nintendo Switch!

Sonic the Hedgehog: Music From the Motion Picture vinyl album preorders open today

A super limited release

Enjoy The Toons Records - in conjunction with Paramount Pictures and Enjoy The Ride Records - proudly present Sonic The Hedgehog: Music From The Motion Picture by composer Tom Holkenborg.

Holkenborg, also known under the moniker Junkie XL, has created scores to major blockbuster hits for the last two decades (Mad Max: Fury Road, Deadpool, Batman v Superman, Alita: Battle Angel and more). Holkenborg encompasses the essence of Sonic, bringing the iconic chip sounds from SEGA to the big screen with a thrilling and exciting score that beautifully compliments the film.

Each album is pressed on 140-gram colored vinyl housed in a 350gsm jacket including an insert featuring stills from the film.

KEY SELLING POINTS:

Limited Edition Themed Colored Vinyl
Pressed on 140gram vinyl
350gsm Jacket with an insert featuring still from the film
Full-Color Themed Center Labels
Film Score By Award-Winning Composer Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL)

TRACKLIST:

Tracklisting

Side A
1. Meet Sonic
2. Welcome to Green Hills
3. A Very Lonely Life
4. Dr. Robotnik
5. That Would Work
6. Is That a Drone
7. Things to Do Before I Die
8. A Visit From the Doctor

Side B
9. But I Will Always Be Faster
10. SF-Paris-Egypt-SF
11. Skyscraper
12. Not a Baby Bigfoot
13. He Is My Friend
14. A New Home
15. Sonic the Hedgehog

Pressing Information
Sonic Blue (Limited to 750 copies: FYE Exclusive)
Gold Ring (Limited to 500 Copies: General Retail)
Clear with Red & Blue Splatter (Limited to 200 copies: Zavvi Exclusive)
Sonic Spin Dash (Limited to 300 copies: ETR Web Store Exclusive)

Strict limit of 3 per color variant

As you can see from the info above, there are different variants of this album, and they're all going to be quite limited. Preorders for the album open today, and you can grab at least two of the variations right here.

Build-a-Bear Workshop reveals Sonic the Hedgehog movie plush

The cutest Sonic yet

“Try to keep up! Sonic the Hedgehog is ready to move fast in this awesome collector’s gift set! It includes a Sonic the Hedgehog stuffed animal with his signature red shoes and plush gold ring. Get ready to roll and surprise any Sonic fan with this action-packed gift!”

Sonic the Hedgehog

Go on a rip-roaring adventure with Sonic the Hedgehog! This action-packed Sonic stuffed animal is a whole new speed of a hero with its blue fur, plush spikes and red paw pads. Try to keep up by adding outfits, sounds and accessories to complete your collection!

Sonic the Hedgehog Gold Ring Wristie

You gotta go fast if you want to add this awesome gold ring to your Sonic the Hedgehog! Sonic’s trademark gold ring attaches to his paws as a plush wrist accessory. Collect this ring and add to the adventure!

Sonic the Hedgehog Shoes

Live life in the fast lane with these fun Sonic the Hedgehog shoes! These red stuffed animal shoes are sure to give your furry friend the super-sonic speed they need! They feature the Sonic the Hedgehog logo on the sides.

There are even more accessories than what are listed above, including a t-shirt, and 'sleeper' outfit. If you check out this link and scroll to the bottom, you should be able to see everything that's up for grabs.

Sonic the Hedgehog includes a post-credits scene

A Sonic surprise!

The Marvel Cinematic Universe really set a precedent for post-credit scenes. They obviously existed before those films, but the MCU had people expecting movies to give you something special after the credits. Now people sit and wait after every movie to see if there's something special at the end.

We're happy to tell you that there is indeed something to wait for after Sonic the Hedgehog's credits roll. Now you can sit back and relax, let them scroll by, and get treated to a surprise. We're not going to tell you what it is...because we don't know! It'll be a surprise for all of us!

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