Sega Sammy: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Movie Box Office notice tops $400 million worldwide, surpassing its predecessor’s record for highest-grossing video game adaptation of all time







June 23, 2022

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Dear All,

Company Name:

SEGA SAMMY HOLDINGS INC.

Name of representative:

Haruki Satomi,

Group President and CEO,

Director Representative

(Code No. 6460, Tokyo Prime Stock Exchange)

Further investigation:

Makoto Takahashi,

Executive Vice President,

Executive Officer,

general manager of

Corporate Planning Division (TEL: 03-6864-2400)

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Movie Box Office Notice Surpasses $400 Million Worldwide, Surpassing Its Predecessor’s Record for Highest-Grossing Video Game Adaptation of All Time

SEGA SAMMY HOLDINGS INC. (the Company) is proud to announce that the movie “Sonic the Hedgehog 2“, co-produced with Paramount Pictures Corporation in association with SEGA of America, Inc., the Company’s group company, has achieved worldwide box office success. $400 million (54 billion 400 million yen) in the first three months of its release.

Additionally, the film’s U.S. box office surpassed $190.56 million (25 billion 916.16 million yen), breaking the record for the highest-grossing video game-based film adaptation of all time.

*Exchange rate: 1 USD = 136 yen

For more information, please refer to the attached press release from SEGA.

Attached material: SEGA press release,

“Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Movie Box Office Surpasses $400 Million Worldwide, Surpassing Its Predecessor’s Record for Highest-Grossing Video Game Adaptation of All Time”

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-PRESS RELEASE –

June. 23, 2022

SEGA CORPORATION

sonic the hedgehog 2 The film’s box office exceeds $400 million worldwide, surpassing its predecessor’s record for the highest-grossing video game adaptation of all time.

SEGA CORPORATION (Headquarters: Shinagawa, Tokyo, COO Chairman: Yukio Sugino,) is proud to announce the movie “Sonic the Hedgehog 2”, co-produced with Paramount Pictures Corporation in association with SEGA of America, Inc., has recorded a successful worldwide box office of $400 million (54 billion 400 million yen) in the first three months of its release.

Based on SEGA’s global hit video game franchise, the “Sonic the Hedgehog” film series tells the story of the world’s fastest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. “Sonic the Hedgehog 2”, a sequel to the 2020 release “Sonic the Hedgehog”, was theatrically released on April 8, 2022 in the United States and sequentially from March 31, 2022 outside the United States. The film’s US box office exceeded $190.56 million. (25 billion 916.16 million yen)breaking the record for the highest-grossing film adaptation based on a video game of all time.

The film was a smash hit worldwide, debuting at No. 1 in 47 markets including the UK, France, Australia and other countries, with strong sales in Mexico and Brazil. .

It also recorded $209.45 million (28 billion 485.2 million yen) internationally and has reached $400 million worldwide.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2″ arrives in Japan on August 19. Don’t miss it!

*At the rate of 136 yen per US dollar

Movie “Sonic the Hedgehog 2”

■Director: Jeff Fowler“Sonic the Hedgehog”

■Screenplay by: Pat Casey & Josh Miller and John Whitton

■History: Pat Casey and Josh Miller

■Produced by: Neal H. Moritz“Fast & Furious” seriesToby Ascher, Toru Nakahara, Hitoshi Okuno

■ Executive producers: Haruki Satomi, Yukio Sugino, Shuji Utsumi, Nan Morales, Tim Miller “Dead Pool”

■Cast: James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Shemar Moore, Colleen O’Shaughnessey with Idris Elba and Jim Carrey

■ Voiceover: Taishi Nakagawa, Koichi Yamadera, Subaru Kimura, Ryo Hirohashi, Yuichi Nakamura, Marina Inoue

■Child themeg: DREAMS COME TRUE

■US release: April 8, 2022 ■Original title: Sonic the Hedgehog 2

■ JP release: August 19, 2022 ■ Distribution: Towa Pictures

■Official website: Sonicmovie.jp

■Copyright: ©2022 PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORPORATION AND SEGA OF AMERICA, INC.

Annex

“Sonic the Hedgehog”, SEGA’s most famous and fastest hedgehog video game character.

Since the release of the first “Sonic the Hedgehog” game in 1991, the Sonic series has grown in popularity around the world, with SEGA producing

1.38 billion units/DL of the series to date. In addition to games, SEGA is developing a variety of initiatives globally, including movies, animations, music and merchandising.

2020

Feb.

Feature film released sonic the hedgehog worldwide

*In Japan, it was released in March.

Worldwide box office gross is nearly $320 million

Highest-grossing domestic video game adaptation of all time (at the time)

2021

June.

The 30th anniversary of the Sonic worldwide series

Sep.

Spear Sonic Colors: Ultimate worldwide

2022

Tue.

Feature film released sonic the hedgehog 2 worldwide

*In Japan, it will be released in August.

June.

Sound origins launched worldwide

Winter

sound borders will be launched worldwide

This year Prime Sonic will be streamed worldwide via Netflix

After 2023

Prepared for the release of the third feature film and live-action Sonic series with Paramount +

About SEGA CORPORATION

SEGA CORPORATION is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and is a global leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes a variety of games for consoles, PCs and wireless devices, as well as the development and distribution of arcade machines, merchandise and various other products. Additionally, SEGA distributes a range of game content developed by its domestic and overseas studios worldwide through its global publishing bases. The SEGA CORPORATION website can be found at https://www.sega.co.jp/

About Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of motion picture entertainment, is a unit of Paramount (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA), a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences around the world. Paramount Pictures controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in motion picture entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation and Paramount Players. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc. and Paramount Studio Group.

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