International Box Office: ‘Detective Pikachu’ Snags $103M, ‘Endgame’ Earns $102M


Avengers: Endgame has retained its No. 1 position at the domestic box office for a third week in a row — although a Pokemon made the stateside battle somewhat close. avengers-china

The Marvel title beat newcomer Detective Pikachu, with Endgame earning $61.3 million stateside. The movie’s cumulative global box office is now $2.485 billion, with the superhero installment only second to James Cameron’s all-time earner, Avatar.


Domestically, Endgame has earned $724 million, passing Avengers: Infinity War ($679 million) and Black Panther ($700 million) to move up to the No. 3 all-time stateside spot, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avatar. The movie picked up an additional $102.3 million, internationally.


Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros.’ Detective Pikachu still made a notable bow with $58 million in North American ticket sales in 4,202 theaters. Young men showed up in the biggest numbers, with males making up 56 percent of the audience, 57 percent of which were under 25.


The first live-action Pokemon movie earned above-average reviews, with 63 percent fresh on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, and the film faired even better with audiences, snagging an A- CinemaScore. Ryan Reynolds voice stars as the titular Pikachu in the movie that sees the popular Pokemon team up with a human counterpart, Tim (Justice Smith), who has the ability to understand what Pikachu is saying. Together, they set off to solve the mystery of Tim’s missing father.


Detective Pikachu picked up $103 million at the international box office, with China ($40.8 million) and the U.K. ($6.6 million) accounting for the top territories.

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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