Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros.’ live-action Pokémon Detective Pikachu film hopped from #3 to #1 in the Japanese film industry rankings in its second end of the week, positioning over Disney’s Avengers: Endgame film.
The film sold 209,000 tickets and earned 312,119,700 yen (about US$2.85 million) throughout the end of the week, and has in total sold 1.03 million tickets for 1,465,395,700 yen (about US$13 million).
Detective Pikachu film opened in Japan on May 3, and positioned #3 in its opening end of the week. It sold 676,000 tickets and earned 948 million yen (about US$8.60 million) over the four-day opening end of the week.
The film appeared in the United States on May 10.
Pokémon Detective Pikachu is a 2019 urban fantasy mystery film coordinated by Rob Letterman, who co-composed the screenplay with Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit and Derek Connolly from a story by Hernandez, Samit and Nicole Perlman. In light of the Pokémon establishment made by Satoshi Tajiri and the 2016 computer game Detective Pikachu, the film is delivered by Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures and The Pokémon Company, in relationship with Toho Co., Ltd. in a joint endeavor creation. It is the primary real to life adjustment in the franchise. The film stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice and facial movement catch of the main character, with Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, Ken Watanabe and Bill Nighy in live-action roles.
Shooting for Pokémon Detective Pikachu occurred from January to May 2018 in Colorado, England, and Scotland.
It is the first Pokémon film to be distributed theatrically in the United States by Warner Bros. since Pokémon 3: The Movie (2000), and with a PG rating from the MPAA, it is likewise the first Pokémon film discharged in the United States not to get a G rating by the group. Detective Pikachu got blended audits from faultfinders, who lauded the animal structures and Reynolds’ exhibition, yet reprimanded the plot as being standard. It is viewed as the best-reviews live-action film adjustment of a computer game, in light of surveys totaled on Rotten Tomatoes. The film additionally got a positive reaction from audiences surveyed by CinemaScore and PostTrak.