“Sonic the Hedgehog” Sets Early Release on Digital

Ben Schwartz in "Sonic the Hedgehog"

Sonic The Hedgehog is sprinting to early release on March 31. 

Multiple outlets report that Paramount’s video game feature will be available for early digital release just 46 days after its debut in theaters.

The news was confirmed by the studio Friday. 

The early digital release follows the nation-wide decision to close movie theaters. Paramount joins Disney, Lionsgate, Sony, Universal, STX Films and Warner Bros. who have all announced plans to release films early, including Onward, I Still Believe, The Way Back, Bloodshot, Birds of Prey, The Hunt, and The Invisible Man.

The film based on the Sega video game character has grossed $306.7 million worldwide during its five weeks run.