Given the fact that the movie debuted just two weeks after Avengers: Endgame, the movie still managed to sell $58 million tickets just in North America.
'Pokémon Detective Pikachu', Warner Bros. animation-live action hybrid movie centered around a creature whose powers include electricity and extremely adorable marketing technique was the only movie that provided some sort of competition to the box office collection of 'Avengers: Endgame'. But, even though 'Detective Pikachu' earned massive amounts of money in the box office in its opening weekend, 'Endgame' still remains the reigning champion. The MCU movie earned $165.4 million worldwide, including $63.1 million domestic.
The 'Detective Pikachu' movie opened this weekend to $58 million in ticket sales. The eponymous character is voiced by Ryan Reynolds, and the story of the movie follows a young man who makes a team with Pikachu in order to solve the mystery of his father's alleged killing. The movie is being directed by Rob Letterman and it gained moderately favorable responses from the critics. The synopsis of the movie reads, "Ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son, Tim, to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry's former Pokémon partner, wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth Detective Pikachu. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, they join forces to unravel the tangled mystery."
According to the website Comscore, which compiles box-office data, it suggested that the Pikachu movie did slightly better than per theater collection compared to 'Avengers: Endgame'. 'Pikachu' sold an average of $13,803 in tickets at each of its 4,202 locations, compared to 'Endgame' that sold $13,525 at 4,662 American theaters. Rotten Tomatoes has given 63 percent of fresh earning to the movie and Cinemascore gave the movie an 'A' on a scale to 'A+ to an F'. Detective Pikachu picked up $103 million at the international box office, with China and UK being the top-grossing territories.