‘Detective Pikachu’ Gives ‘Endgame’ a Run for Its Money (The MovieBabble Podcast Ep. 18)

by Collin Willis

Avengers: Endgame is in its third weekend at the box office, and it’s well on its way to out-grossing Avatar. However, it faces its first blockbuster competition this weekend in the form of Pokémon Detective Pikachu. While Detective Pikachu didn’t outgross the latest MCU hit, it did give the film quite the run for its money. The Ryan Reynolds lead mystery/comedy cements itself as a win for Warner Brothers and video game movies everywhere.

The Hustle also debuted this week, but to much smaller numbers. Though not grossing as high as the #1 and #2 films this weekend, the Anne Hatheway, Rebel Wilson comedy is off to a comfortable start. Falling into the #4 and #5 spots, The Intruder continues to earn past its budget, while Long Shot continues to flounder. Though it didn’t crack the top five, Tolkien also debuted this week amidst heavy production drama.


Listen to the last few episodes of The MovieBabble Podcast:

Episode 17: Avengers: Endgame Becomes the Second Highest Grossing Movie of All Time

Episode 16: Avengers: Endgame Breaks the Internet and Every Major Box Office Record

Episode 15: Hellboy Fails to Bring the Heat

Episode 14: Shazam! Laughs Its Way to the Bank

Episode 13: How High Can Dumbo Fly?


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