Avengers: Endgame was able to hold off newcomer POKÉMON Detective Pikachu for a third-straight win at the domestic box office. The Marvel Studios blockbuster added $63.1 million domestically and $102.3 million internationally, for a global weekend of $165.4 million. That puts the North American total at $723.5 million and overseas total at $1.762 billion (with $610.1 million from China). Endgame has earned $2.486 billion worldwide after three weeks and currently stands as the No. 2 film of all time behind only Avatar ($2.788 billion).
Domestically, the $724 million means Avengers: Endgame has passed Avengers: Infinity War ($679 million) and Black Panther ($700 million) to move up to the No. 3 all-time spot. Internationally, it is the No. 2 release of all time behind only Avatar ($2.028 billion). Made for $356 million, the film was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary’s POKÉMON Detective Pikachu debuted in second place domestically with $58 million from 4,202 theaters, an average of $13,803 per theater. Internationally, the video game adaptation earned an impressive $103 million ($40.8 million from China) from 62 markets this weekend and has grossed $112.4 million since opening in Japan last week. The worldwide gross now stands at $170.4 million.
Receiving an A- CinemaScore from audiences, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu cost about $150 million to make. The first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure features Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu and also stars Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, Ken Watanabe, and Bill Nighy. The film was directed by Rob Letterman.
Opening in third place was MGM’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake, The Hustle, starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson. The Chris Addison-directed comedy earned $13.5 million from 3,007 domestic theaters, an average of $4,502 per location. The movie also brought in $13.7 million from international markets and is at $27.2 million worldwide after one weekend. The film received a B- CinemaScore from audiences.
Dropping two spots to fourth place was Sony Pictures thriller The Intruder, which added $6.6 million and has earned $20.9 million after two weeks. Directed by Deon Taylor, the movie stars Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, Joseph Sikora, and Dennis Quaid. The film was made for just $8 million.
Long Shot (Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment) rounded out the top five with $6.1 million and has brought in $19.7 million after two weeks. Directed by Jonathan Levine, the romantic comedy stars Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Andy Serkis, June Diane Raphael, Bob Odenkirk, and Alexander Skarsgård.
STXfilms comedy Poms debuted in sixth place with $5.1 million from 2,750 theaters, an average of only $1,858. Receiving a B+ CinemaScore, Poms was directed by Zara Hayes and stars Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, Pam Grier, Celia Weston, and Rhea Perlman.
UglyDolls (STXfilms) dropped three spots to seventh with $3.9 million its second weekend, for a total of $14.3 million. Made for $45 million, the animated film features the voices of Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe, Blake Shelton, Pitbull, Wanda Sykes, Emma Roberts, Gabriel Iglesias, Wang Leehom, Bebe Rexha, Charli XCX, and Lizzo.
In the eighth spot, Breakthrough, (Disney’s 20th Century Fox) earned $2.5 million and has brought in $37.1 million after four weeks. The movie, produced for $14 million, was directed by Roxann Dawson and stars Chrissy Metz, Josh Lucas, Topher Grace, Mike Colter, Marcel Ruiz, Sam Trammell, and Dennis Haysbert.
Tolkien, from Disney’s Fox Searchlight Pictures, opened in ninth place with just $2.2 million from 1,495 theaters, an average of $1,440 per theater. Directed by Dome Karukoski, the film about the author stars Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Craig Roberts, Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson, Tom Glynn-Carney, Genevieve O’Reilly, Laura Donnelly, Pam Ferris, and Derek Jacobi.
We’ve already got the Digital and Blu-ray release dates, but Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel was still in the top ten this weekend with $1.8 million to take its total to $423.8 million. The international total is up to $699.4 million and worldwide sum is at $1.123 billion. Captain Marvel was directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck and stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.