“Sonic the Hedgehog 3” sets Christmas 2024 release date

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“Sonic the Hedgehog 3” sets Christmas 2024 release date

Paramount Studio has issued a statement on Monday saying that its “Sonic the Hedgehog 3” will be available in big screens from December 20, 2024, suggesting that the studio might be preparing for a Christmas boom.

Latest statement from Paramount Studio came forth as “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” had racked up a whopping $72.1 million earlier this year. If truth is to be spoken, the movie had had a major impact on domestic box office, as several movies aimed at family audiences had been struggling amid strong presence of superhero movies like of “Spider Man: No Way Home,” “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” “Thor: Love and Thunder” among others.

However, “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” has been one of the few family movies that had engendered a total above $400 million in a pandemic-era new normalcy so far. Nevertheless, following release of “Sonic the Hedgehog 2,” there has been a boom in revenues in movies that did not feature any superheroes, as “Top Gun: Maverick” became a billion-dollar blockbuster, while “Minions: The Rise of Gru” has been performing well in the box office as well.

Nonetheless, appeal of superhero movies had not depreciated and family-targeted movies are still struggling to wrestle against superhero movies, in particular the superheroes of Marvel Cinematic Universe, as Chris Hemsworth-starring “Thor: Love and Thunder” had shelved a scintillating $700 million in less than four weeks after release.

Sonic 3 set to be released on end-2024

Besides, as Paramount sets its eyes on 2024 Christmas season, the studio’s Sonic 3 would likely to face off stiff competition from James Cameroon’s Avatar 3. Aside from Sonic 3, Paramount also stated in the statement that its untitled Smurfs animated musical will open on February 14, 2025, instead of a previous date of December 20, 2024.