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Box Office: AVENGERS: ENDGAME Three-peats As DETECTIVE PIKACHU Arrives In Second Place

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For the third week in a row, Avengers: Endgame has taken the top spot at the box office. This weekend it fell 57% and added another $63 million to its already impressive gross. The domestic total is now at a staggering $723.4 million. That puts Endgame ahead of Black Panther to become the third highest domestic grossing film of all time. Numbers one and two are Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avatar, respectively. Avatar is at $760.5 million domestic, so expect it to cede second place to Endgame very soon. The Force Awakens $936.6 million haul will most likely be insurmountable for the Avengers, but you never know.

Detective Pikachu debuted in second place with $58 million. Some thought this would be the film to topple Endgame, but they were wrong. I didn’t get out to see this yet, but I’m looking forward to going. From what I hear it’s a fun flick. You can check out our review of it RIGHT HERE.

Coming in at number three is The Hustle, a remake of 1988’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which itself was a remake of 1964’s Bedtime Story. The new film stars Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson as con-women who team up to take down some men who wronged them. Audiences weren’t lining up for this one, as it only managed $13.5 million in its debut.

The Intruder fell two spots to number four with $6.6 million. That’s only a 39% drop from last week. Its domestic total is now at $20.9 million.

The Long Shot also drooped two spots, this time to number five. It also had a decent hold from last week as that’s only a decline of 37%. It’s now at $19.7 million.

Next week we get the release of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. Early word is this is another killer entry in the Keanu Reeves starring franchise. Also, Halle Berry is getting in on the action, and seeing her on screen is never a bad thing. Yes, I’m aware of Catwoman. The movie is crap, but I never minded seeing Berry in the part. I’ve always thought she was the victim of bad screenwriting and bad directing. Feel free to yell at me in the comments below.

Here’s the full top ten:

Rank Title Weekend Take Domestic Total Worldwide Total
1. Avengers: Endgame $63,054,000 $723,499,739 $2,485,499,739
2. Pokemon Detective Pikachu $58,000,000 $58,000,000 $170,400,000
3. The Hustle $13,536,298 $13,536,298 $27,236,298
4. The Intruder $6,600,000 $20,975,126 $21,318059
5. Long Shot $6,125,000 $19,736,935 $22,935,242
6. Poms $5,110,000 $5,110,000 N/A
7. Uglydolls $3,920,000 $14,272,796 $15,892,796
8. Breakthrough $2,466,000 $37,106,806 $45,860,190
9. Tolkien $2,153,000 $2,153,000 N/A
10. Captain Marvel $1,813,000 $423,777,079 $1,123,169,767

SOURCE: Box Office Mojo

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