The latest box office report is in, and Pokemon and Avengers dominated. Detective Pikachu is already the #10 highest-grossing video game film in the United States so far. That is slightly higher than Avengers: Endgame's overseas estimate of US$102 million in its third weekend.
Overseas, Pikachu bested gym leaders from 62 foreign territories for $103 million; China nabbed the biggest foreign opening with $40 million with England coming in second with $6.6 million. The film has already earned over $2.4 billion worldwide. Letterman directed the film, with a script by Nicole Perlman and Letterman.More news: Lena Headey reflects on Cersei Lannister's arc in 'Game of Thrones'
It was enormously successful, but it wasn't enough to take down Avengers: Endgame. Between both the domestic and foreign box offices, Detective Pikachu has earned a combined total of US$170.4 million.
Cameron had congratulated Marvel Studios and producer Kevin Feige after Endgame eclipsed the box office record of Titanic, which was the world's highest grossing film of all time until it was overtaken by his own Avatar.More news: Maryland joins multi-state lawsuit alleging generic drug price fixing
China continues to power global ticket sales. Securing that number in just 17 days, the film is now the third-highest grossing feature in terms of North American records, beating out the likes of Black Panther ($700 million) and Infinity War ($679 million). The blockbuster is the highest-grossing film in a number of markets, including Brazil, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand. Other new releases this weekend included the Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson comedy The Hustle (No. 3, $13.5 million), and the Diane Keaton movie Poms, which made $5.1 million to come in sixth place this weekend.
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.More news: Mandy Moore's This Is Us gets 3 more seasons