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“Avengers: Endgame” Holds Off Strong “Detective Pikachu” To Stay #1 At US Weekend Box Office

“Endgame” is now the third-highest-grossing film ever.

Detective Pikachu Poster - WB Pictures

“Avengers: Endgame” faced strong competition from “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” this weekend, but it ultimately retained its crown at the US weekend box office.

“Endgame” tops a third consecutive chart with $63.1 million in receipts. The figure brings the film’s cumulative total to a whopping $723.5 million. As of press time, “Endgame” is the third-highest-grossing film ever. Only “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($936.7 million) and “Avatar” ($760.5 million) grossed more at the US box office; “Endgame” should pass the “Avatar” mark this coming week.

The aforementioned “Detective Pikachu” earned an impressive $58.0 million in its opening weekend.

Fellow newcomer “The Hustle” grabs #3 with $13.5 million, while a tally of $6.6 million brings “The Intruder” down two spots to #4 (its cume is now $21.0 million).

“Long Shot,” which added $6.1 million to its haul (cume now $19.7 million), drops two places to #5.

— In other new release news: “Poms” starts at #6 with $5.1 million. “Tolkien,” which had a semi-wide launch of just under 1500 screens, starts with a modest $2.2 million.

Written by Brian Cantor

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