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Box Office: ‘Sonic 2’ booms to $71 Million, Michael Bay’s ‘Ambulance’ stalls

Sonic the Hedgehog 2” powered to $71 million in its domestic box office debut, a hopeful indication that family audiences are feeling better about returning to movie theaters.

In taking the No. 1 spot, Paramount’s kid friendly film towered over Sony’s Marvel adaptation “Morbius” and Universal’s Michael Bay action-adventure “Ambulance,” which debuted in fourth place with a disappointing $8.7 million.

Ticket sales for “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” set a new high watermark for video game adaptations, supplanting the opening weekend record established by its predecessor, 2020’s “Sonic the Hedgehog.” The first movie collected $58 million in its first three days of release and ended the President’s Day holiday weekend with a mighty $70 million.

Overseas, the “Sonic” follow-up added $37 million from 53 territories, taking its international tally to $70 million and global total to $141 million.