Weekend Box Office: 'Endgame' Edges 'Pikachu'; 'The Hustle' Falters

Weekend Box Office: 'Endgame' Edges 'Pikachu'; 'The Hustle' Falters

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu opened to a massive $58 million in the United States and Canada this weekend, according to a box office report from Entertainment Weekly.

Detective Pikachu has opened to an estimated $58 million at the USA box office, according to the folks at Box Office Mojo.

Endgame is also closing in on the top grossing movie of all time. This summer, it looks like Ryan Reynolds and Detective Pikachu are going to fall just short of taking down Endgame in its third weekend, as it puts up another impressive $63.1 million, or about what Infinity War earned in its third weekend. Since launching in Japan last weekend, the live-action Pokemon movie has earned $12.9 million in that territory, bringing its worldwide haul to $170 million.

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is now showing in theaters worldwide. It worked because of the lighthearted nature of the film. "It's so much fun to watch "Detective Pikachu" have this kind of opening".

On the global stage, the Detective Pikachu film earned an estimate of about $103 million worldwide. Justice Smith stars alongside an adorable animated Pikachu (Reynolds) as the two team up to find out why the boy's dad went missing. Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) is directed the Pokemon film from a script written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of The Galaxy) and Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls). "Poms", an uplifting comedy from STX and eOne, debuted with a paltry $5.1 million from 2,750 theaters. The movie played to an older female audience, with women representing 75 per cent of opening weekend crowds, while 85 per cent were over the age of 25.

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Among new releases, MGM's "The Hustle", a gender-bent comedy starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson, earned $13.7 million overseas.

"May could be a monster at the box office", Dergarabedian said. Sony and Screen Gems' "The Intruder" secured the No. 4 spot with $6.6 million, bringing its North American bounty to $20.9 million.

Fox Searchlight's Tolkien, a biographical drama about The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings author J R R Tolkien, debuted in ninth place with US$2 million from 1,495 locations.

Genre holdovers include: Ugly Dolls, dropping 57% in its second weekend with a meager $4 million-its domestic total is just over $14 million; Captain Marvel with $1.813 million; The Curse of La Llorona with $1.686 million; Shazam! with $1.1 million; and Dumbo with $568,000.

Even with the unprecedented run of "Avengers: Endgame", the box office is still pacing over 9% behind previous year, according to Comscore.

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