Avengers: Endgame remains on top of the box office for the third week running with global earnings gaining ever closer to Avatar’s record.
With global earnings hitting the $2.485 billion mark, Avengers: Endgame is nearing ever closer to Avatar’s record of $2.7 billion. That being said, it took Avatar a fair bit of time to actually hit that mark, and with Endgame in its third week, it’s catching up, fast. Overall, Avengers: Endgame scored $63 million this past weekend likely helped along by Mother’s Day in the US.
Outside of Avengers, this weekend saw something I never thought I’d see. A video game movie receiving an incredible debut weekend. That’s right, Pokémon Detective Pikachu hit theatres this weekend and was an instant hit among critics, kids, and adults alike – a first for a movie based on a fairly iconic video game series.
Pokémon Detective Pikachu saw $58 million domestically this weekend with a worldwide earning of $112.4 million. That’s damn impressive and puts the movie as one of the best performing video game movies of all time.
The Hustle, UA Releasing’s comedy starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson, follows Detective Pikachu in third place this week with earnings of $13.5 million this past weekend – just as expected.
There are two other new entries in the top ten this week with eOne and STXfilms’s Poms (sixth place) earning an estimated $5.1 million. The dance comedy didn’t quite impress at the cinema this weekend, nor with critics sitting at around 29% on Rotten Tomatoes.
In ninth place is another disappointing debut with Tolkien, a movie based on the early life of The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit author J.R.R. Tolkien. The movie only managed an estimated $2.15 million.
Here’s the full roundup of the weekend:
- Avengers: Endgame – $63,054,000
- Pokemon Detective Pikachu – $58,000,000*
- The Hustle – $13,536,298*
- The Intruder (2019) – $6,600,000
- Long Shot – $6,125,000
- Poms – $5,110,000*
- Uglydolls – $3,920,000
- Breakthrough – $2,466,000
- Tolkien – $2,153,000*
- Captain Marvel – $1,813,000
* Opening Weekend