‘Detective Pikachu’ Box Office Is Biggest Video Game Opening Ever

     May 13, 2019

Welcome back for a brand new episode of our flagship show, Collider Movie Talk! Today Perri Nemiroff is joined by John Rocha and Grae Drake to talk about some of the hottest movie news stories of the day.

First up today we’re recapping the weekend box office! Avengers: Endgame took in an estimated $63 million this weekend, which brings its domestic cume to $723.5 million, making it the fourth film ever to top $700 million domestically. Right now Endgame‘s global cume is at $2.485 billion, putting it well within reach of Avatar‘s $2.788 billion record. As for Detective Pikachu, the new Pokemon movie wound up coming in at number two with $58 million. This makes Detective Pikachu the largest opening weekend for a video game adaptation ever, topping’s Lara Croft Tomb Raider’s $47.7 million.


Image via Buena Vista Pictures

Second on today’s line-up is Slash Film‘s update on that Honey, I Shrunk the Kids reboot over at Disney. Apparently Josh Gad is currently attached to star as Nick Szalinski, Wayne’s (Rick Moranis) son. This new movie is being dubbed a “legecyequel” because it takes place in the same world as the 1989 original and continues the overall storyline. Slash Film’s report also notes that the goal is to release this new Honey, I Shrunk the Kids movie, now titled Shrunk, in theaters – not on the Disney+ streaming service.

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