General 'Pokémon Detective Pikachu' becomes 2nd highest-grossing video game movie

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    tom_mai78101 The Helper Connoisseur / Ex-MineCraft Host Staff Member

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    Theaters in five remaining territories still showing "Pokémon Detective Pikachu" propelled the adventure movie past US$436m worldwide, a new record for films based on video games.

    "Pokémon Detective Pikachu" is now the most commercially successful movie to be based on a video game, after weekend takings pushed it into top spot.

    Cinemas in Norway, New Zealand, Slovenia, Portugal and Colombia generated US$6,994 over the weekend of July 12-14, per data published by Amazon's Box Office Mojo.

    By adding that to tallies of US$143.3m (domestic, as of July 14) and US$286m (foreign, as of July 7), at US$436m "Pokémon Detective Pikachu" overtakes "Warcraft" in terms of both critical response and box office revenue.

    "Pokémon Detective Pikachu" was already the best-received video game adaptation, usurping Dwayne Johnson monster movie "Rampage" and Alicia Vikander's "Tomb Raider," according to Rotten Tomatoes' aggregated review score ranking.


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    tom_mai78101 The Helper Connoisseur / Ex-MineCraft Host Staff Member

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    Just found out the original article made a simple math error.

    Edited the title to reflect the new findings.
     

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