Although after debuting in the cinemas this Friday, "Pokemon: Detective Pikachu" went ahead of the finale of the Avengers’ saga, eventually failing to take it off the top. However, the movie is record-breaking as an adaptation of a popular video game.
"Avengers: Endgame" remained at the top for a third consecutive week. With the additional $63 million, its earnings swelled to $723 million. The Russo brothers' movie has already outpaced the final results of Avengers: Infinity War (678 million) and Black Panther (700 million) and ranked third in the all-time US earnings charts.
It surely will be ahead of Avatar - currently remaining at second place with $760 million, but the question is whether it will be able to surpass Star Wars: The Force Awakens with its unbeatable earnings of 936 million.
Worldwide, interest in the hit continues to be huge. So far, it has earned $2.48 billion and is only 300 million dollars behind Avatar, which total revenue amounts to $2.78 billion.
"Pokemon: Detective Pikachu" earned $58 million during the opening weekend. With these results, Rob Letterman's film outdid the big hit with Angelina Jolie "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider," which holds the record for the strongest opening weekend of a video game adaptation (47 million in 2001). In the rest of the world it debuted convincingly with $103 million.