Detective Pikachu uncovers winning box office formula

Pokémon Detective Pikachu leads the box office after making over $1 million in its first week.

John Wick 3: Parabellum isn’t that far behind, following its international success that has already seen a sequel announced. There’s still life in Avengers: Endgame too, but with several would-be-blockbusters on the horizon (Godzilla II: King of the Monsters, X-Men: Dark Phoenix) its days might be numbered.

1. Pokémon Detective Pikachu $1,055,121 (Warner Bros)
2. John Wick 3: Parabellum $849,837 (Studiocanal)
3. Avengers: Endgame $589,016 (Walt Disney)
4. The Hustle $305,333 (Universal)
5. De De Pyaar De $144,187 (Forum Films)
6. Top End Wedding $117,249 (Universal)
7. Poms $92,751 (Roadshow)
8. The Chaperone $57,191 (Studiocanal)
9. Long Shot $56,845 (Studiocanal)
10. The Aftermath $48,313 (Fox)

Source: Numero. Estimated figures as at 2:11pm, 23/5/19