The superhero genre has been a true gold mine for both movies and TV productions, with Marvel titles such as 'Avengers: Endgame' or the crossover of 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' becoming landmark events in cinema and subsequent titles keep over-taking previous ones. But this year it seems that the streak was broken after 'Sonic The Hedgehog' became the highest-grossing movie of 2020.

One of the movies that managed to be shown in cinemas before the pandemic hit worldwide was Sonic, and in the time that it was on the big screen, it managed to overcome previous records to such a degree that it beat Marvel movies at the box office.

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For superhero cinema, the COVID-19 emergency seriously affected some of the screenings and events that were held for 2020, both in production and in releases. However, Sonic the movie was released in February, a month before everything would be closed to avoid risks and even with the short time it was in theaters it achieved much more than other movies.

Sonic The Hedgehog Beats Marvel Superheroes In The Box Office Of 2020

When Sonic was first released, it had a very good reception from the general public and even some of the critics. The total amount the movie managed to raise after being premiered so far is $308 million USD. People are speculating that the success it had may lead to a sequel.

What is Sonic The Hedgehog Movie About?

Sonic's character, based on the Japanese video game, has arrived on Earth and becomes close friends with Tom Wachowski, a human. During his stay, everything starts to get complicated because Dr. Robotnik wants to capture the hedgehog with superpowers to use his abilities and dominate the world.

Sonic The Hedgehog Beats Marvel Superheroes In The Box Office Of 2020

Sonic and his friend unite to prevent that from happening and the planet, fortunately, does not fall under the control of the evil Doctor. This plot was received quite well by the audience and has led this film to be one of the most viewed and successful of 2020.

Since the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008 with 'Iron Man', more than 20 MCU movies have been made. There are years when we see two or three Marvel movies and some of them become box office successes instantly. The biggest of them all is 'Avengers: Endgame', which became the highest-grossing movie in history, breaking the record for 'Avatar' by James Cameron.

Sonic The Hedgehog Beats Marvel Superheroes In The Box Office Of 2020

But the streak of the movie with the highest-grossing of the year by Marvel Studios was finally broken and not because they made a bad movie, but because 'Sonic The Hedgehog' took number 1 spot in 2020. On the other hand, many Marvel Studios movies were delayed this year as 'Black Widow' and 'Eternals' had to push their release date to 2021.

In the case of 'Sonic The Hedgehog', it was released in February 2020 before the closing of cinemas around the world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 'Sonic' was very well received by the public and some critics, raising approximately $308 million USD, which can be considered good enough revenue to guarantee a sequel.

Sonic The Hedgehog Beats Marvel Superheroes In The Box Office Of 2020

The superhero genre has not had a good year, since only 'Birds of Prey' and 'The New Mutants' have been released, both of which failed to excite movie-goers, raising $201.8 and $43.7 million dollars respectively.

Although the premiere of Wonder Woman 1984, which is expected to arrive on December 25, 2020, could turn the tide, there's a chance that it could be delayed to 2021 like all the other movies.

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