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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is now the highest grossing video game movie of all time

The loveable blue hedgehog is nearing $300 million in sales at the global box office. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 hasn’t even been out for a month, and it’s safe to say that it has already been a huge success for everyone involved. Namely, SEGA and Paramount Pictures. The sequel is nearing $300 million in sales (via Deadline), currently sitting at $287 million earnt. This is already more than the original Sonic the Hedgehog film from 2020, and makes it the highest grossing video game movie of all time. In an International Box Office update, Deadline shared the following: “The international…

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Sonic 2 cements it: the hedgehog’s transformation to film is the best video games have ever managed

With the sequel, Sonic has made the most successful jump from games to films ever. If you’d have told me that I’d be sitting in a screening of a second Sonic the Hedgehog film, on opening day, and hear the end of the film greeted with cheering easily as loud as those I heard at the closing of a midnight screening of Avengers Endgame, I’d never have believed you. If you’d told me it after that disastrous first trailer for the first Sonic movie, I’d have had you sectioned. And yet, here we are: it happened. I’m really glad I…

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Halo series premiere is the biggest ever for Paramount+

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Halo, the television adaptation of the popular Microsoft franchise, has set a record for Paramount+ by becoming the most-watched premiere for the streaming service. The show’s premiere knocked 1883 out of the top slot, which is no large feat considering the series is a prequel for the rather popular show Yellowstone. Both shows were heavily marketed, and while 1883 had an association with Yellowstone going for it, the Halo campaign served a dual target for both a game fan base…

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Upcoming Halo TV series loses its showrunner after one season

By Dom Peppiatt 27 June 2021 12:08 GMT We may be getting very close to taking a first proper look at the Halo TV series, but the latest news from the upcoming season isn’t particularly positive.After a leak in early June showed off an early look at the upcoming Halo TV series ahead of time, Variety reports that Steven Kane – showrunner on the Paramount-produced series – will not be returning to the show for its second season.The show has largely been filmed in Budapest (following a lot of other TV production during the Covid-19 pandemic) and now, after two years…

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Halo TV series to debut on Paramount+ in 2022

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 25 February 2021 14:41 GMT The series has been moved from Showtime to Paramount+.Showtime’s Halo TV series based on the Xbox franchise will not air on the subscription channel as planned, but will instead debut on the Paramount+ service, reports Deadline.The series is produced by Showtime via a partnership with Amblin Television and 343 Industries and will premiere on Paramount+ in Q1 2022.Showtime will continue to produce Halo for Paramount+ and it will continue to be led by Gary Levine and Amy Israel.The adaption will cover the 26th-century conflict between humanity and the Covenant, and will…