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So this weekend brought the U.S. opening of Pokemon Detective Pikachu. While the film did not debut in the number one position because of the continued dominance of Avengers: Endgame ($63 million weekend/ $723 million total), Pikachu's number two opening at $58 million is good enough to take the number one record opening for all movies based on videogames. The previous record was held by 2001's Lara Croft Tomb Raider ($47.7 million, not adjusted for inflation). It is very likely that Pokemon Detective Pikachu will end up outgrossing Tomb Raider's $131 million total (again not adjusted) to claim the crown for top videogame movie adaption.

So far Detective Pikachu has grossed $112.4 million internationally for a $170 million gross worldwide. Pikachu's 52 rating on Metacritic and certified fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes makes it the best reviewed videogame movie as well but of course the competition is really low.

So what do you think? Did you see the movie? Did you like it? Are these numbers good, bad, not what you expected? Pika, Pika?

Last edited by Signalstar - on 12 May 2019

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Detective Pikachu will dance for another hour and 40 minutes because of this result.



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I wonder how many people that went to see the movie know that the game exist.



Flilix said:
I wonder how many people that went to see the movie know that the game exist.

I wonder how the guy who proposed the wacky spinoff felt a) when it was approved and b) became the basis for the first live action Pokemon movie. I hope he got a raise!



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Flilix said:
I wonder how many people that went to see the movie know that the game exist.

I didn't even remember it did until the trailers started coming up. Such a weird thing to have ever been made, honestly. Personally, I haven't seen it yet, but I will do at some point. Going to the theater tomorrow, actually, but that'll be my second viewing of Endgame. Sorry, Pokémon.



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Signalstar said:
Flilix said:
I wonder how many people that went to see the movie know that the game exist.

I wonder how the guy who proposed the wacky spinoff felt a) when it was approved and b) became the basis for the first live action Pokemon movie. I hope he got a raise!

I would assume the "guy who proposed the wacky spinoff" was probably a committee of executives trying to figure out how to make a Pokémon movie, and they just decided to test the waters with a game first.



Glad the videogame to movies curse is gone .Not sure about Sonic ?



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dx11332sega said:
Glad the videogame to movies curse is gone .Not sure about Sonic ?

Eh, the metascore is still only 52. One slightly less awful movie doesn't mean things are going to change.



Flilix said:
dx11332sega said:
Glad the videogame to movies curse is gone .Not sure about Sonic ?

Eh, the metascore is still only 52. One slightly less awful movie doesn't mean things are going to change.

I don't think the use of metacritic for this movie is wholeheartedly justifiable when you got critics who panned it for not knowing some of the Pokémons.



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Kinda surprised that the highest gross for video game based movie doesn't belong to Resident Evil tbh.