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Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You Earns US$2.4 Million in U.S.

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Fathom Events screened film in United States in early November

The Box Office Mojo website reports that the total box office gross for the Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! (Gekijōban Pocket Monster: Kimi ni Kimeta!) film in the United States is US$2,401,722 as of November 16.

Fathom Events screened the film in collaboration with The Pokémon Company International in the United States, United Kingdom, and other international markets outside of Asia on November 5 and 6. The film had encore screenings in the United States on November 11 and November 14.

The film will air on Disney XD in the United States on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. local time. The showings will be part of an all-day Pokémon anime marathon that will include all previous episodes of Pokémon Sun & Moon, as well as two new episodes.

The Pokémon Company describes the film's story:

Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! is an origin story highlighting Ash and Pikachu's first meeting and their adventures as they search for the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh. The iconic pair encounter familiar faces along the way, new characters including Trainers Verity and Sorrel, and even a mysterious new Mythical Pokémon, Marshadow. Challenges and epic Pokémon battles abound in this unique new story about the beginning of one of the most beloved friendships in popular culture.

The film had its world premiere at the Japan Expo 2017 event in Paris on July 6. The movie then opened in Japan on July 15 and earned 516 million yen (about US$4.61 million) in its first two days to rank at #1 at the box office.

Thanks to I Miss Bionix for the news tip.

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