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Pokémon: Detective Pikachu Film Ranks #4 in the U.S. in 3rd Weekend

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film earned US$13.3 million in 3rd weekend, for US$352.9 million worldwide total

Rob Letterman's live-action Pokémon Detective Pikachu film earned an estimated US$13.3 million to rank #4 in its third weekend in the United States box office. The film has earned an estimated cumulative total of US$116,122,622 in the United States. The film earned an estimated US$24.3 million internationally over the same weekend. The film has now earned an estimated US$236.8 million internationally, and has earned an estimated cumulative total of US$352.9 million worldwide.

The film had the highest U.S. opening weekend box office for any film adaptation of a video game (unadjusted for inflation), with its US$54 million opening weekend earnings topping Lara Croft Tomb Raider's US$47.7 million in 2001.

The film opened in Japan on May 3 at #3, below Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire and Avengers: Endgame. The film has earned 1,965,934,600 yen (about US$13 million) in Japan as of May 19.

The film stars Justice Smith as main character Tim Goodman and Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu. Letterman directed the film, with a script by Nicole Perlman and Letterman. A sequel has reportedly already been greenlit.

Sources: Deadline (Nancy Tartaglione), Box Office Mojo

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