Weekend Actuals: Avengers: Endgame Threepeats at No. 1 w/ $63.2M; Detective Pikachu Takes 2nd w/ $54.3M

Monday Update: Warner Bros.’ fantasy comedy Pokemon: Detective Pikachu couldn’t overtake Avengers: Endgame domestically this weekend, even as it led globally.

The new Pokemon film was projected by some to finally be the title dethroning the biggest movie ever, but that dethroner may have to wait another weekend or two to arrive.

Endgame had the biggest domestic weekend of all time and second-biggest sophomore weekend ever, behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens. With a -57.1% drop to $63.2M, it now posts the fourth-biggest third weekend ever, behind only The Force AwakensAvatar, and Black Panther.

Adjusted for ticket price inflation, Endgame drops two more spots to being the sixth-biggest third weekend ever, also behind Spider-Man and Titanic.

Detective Pikachu started with $54.3M, about in line with pre-release projections, although the most optimistic projections had it overtaking Endgame.

Elsewhere at the box office:

  • United Artists’ crime comedy The Hustle opened in third place with $13.0M, about in line with pre-release projections.
  • STX’s comedy Poms started a bit below most pre-release projections, with $5.3M and sixth place.
  • Captain Marvel was tentatively reported on Sunday to have spent an impressive 10th weekend in the box office top 10. However, Monday’s weekend actuals now reveal that it came in 11th place, missing that top tier by only $5,326 behind 10th place’s The Curse of La Llorona.

Comparisons

Total box office this weekend was $168.1M.

That’s -15.9% below last weekend but +20.9% above this same weekend last year, when predecessor Avengers: Infinity War led for a third frame with a $62.0M.

Year-to-date box office stands at $3.91B. That’s -8.5% behind this same date last year, up from -9.6% after last weekend.

Most analysts are still predicting 2019’s box office to ultimately beat 2018’s, on the strength of this year’s anticipated strong upcoming slate of films, especially sequels.

Demographics

A full demographic breakdown of the top 30 movies this weekend, courtesy of BoxofficeProfile by Vertigo, is below. (Click on the image to enlarge.)


Weekend Actuals (Domestic)

FRI, MAY. 10 – SUN, MAY. 12

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND   LOCATIONS   AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Avengers: Endgame $63,299,904 -57% 4,662 0 $13,578 $723,745,643 3 Disney
2 POKÉMON Detective Pikachu $54,365,242 4,202 $12,938 $54,365,242 1 Warner Bros.
3 The Hustle $13,007,709 3,007 $4,326 $13,007,709 1 United Artists Releasing
4 The Intruder $7,190,325 -34% 2,222 0 $3,236 $21,565,451 2 Sony / Screen Gems
5 Long Shot $6,271,532 -36% 3,230 0 $1,942 $19,883,467 2 Lionsgate
6 Poms $5,361,937 2,750 $1,950 $5,361,937 1 STX Entertainment
7 UglyDolls $4,147,092 -52% 3,652 0 $1,136 $14,507,888 2 STX Entertainment
8 Breakthrough $2,575,263 -34% 1,902 -982 $1,354 $37,216,069 4 20th Century Fox
9 Tolkien $2,200,537 1,495 $1,472 $2,200,537 1 Fox Searchlight
10 The Curse of La Llorona $1,851,722 -50% 1,182 -1358 $1,567 $51,451,753 4 Warner Bros. / New Line
11 Captain Marvel $1,846,396 -57% 1,504 -739 $1,228 $423,810,475 10 Disney

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND   LOCATIONS   AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Shazam! $1,033,186 -59% 936 -1585 $1,104 $137,101,984 6 Warner Bros.
2 Dumbo $744,251 -51% 837 -831 $889 $110,999,540 7 Walt Disney Pictures
3 Little (2019) $684,050 -52% 586 -773 $1,167 $39,707,750 5 Universal Pictures
4 Student of the Year 2 $462,108 190 $2,432 $462,108 1 FIP
5 Amazing Grace $366,420 -3% 260 -3 $1,409 $3,338,397 6 Neon
6 Pet Sematary $264,377 -47% 304 -351 $870 $54,240,077 6 Paramount Pictures
7 Us (2019) $255,265 -48% 266 -333 $960 $174,412,645 8 Universal Pictures
8 Red Joan $250,595 -2% 195 55 $1,285 $896,972 4 IFC Films
9 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World $142,560 -17% 187 -58 $762 $160,140,290 15 Universal / DreamWorks Animation
10 Penguins $134,384 -59% 285 -767 $472 $7,057,368 4 Disney / Disneynature
11 The Mustang $90,810 -42% 118 -111 $770 $5,005,425 9 Focus Features
12 Missing Link $88,555 -69% 202 -505 $438 $16,352,270 5 United Artists Releasing
13 Hellboy $50,536 -26% 127 -52 $398 $21,882,492 5 Lionsgate / Summit

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND   LOCATIONS   AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 The White Crow $149,648 58% 50 31 $2,993 $402,781 3 Sony Pictures Classics
2 Shadow $126,466 360% 47 43 $2,691 $169,350 2 Well Go USA Entertainment
3 The Biggest Little Farm $110,492 5 $22,098 $110,492 1 Neon
4 Hail Satan? $65,399 17% 64 25 $1,022 $260,301 4 Magnolia Pictures
5 Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral $59,563 -5% 89 -9 $669 $73,238,735 11 Lionsgate
6 Ask Dr. Ruth $47,169 -49% 71 -33 $664 $188,481 2 Magnolia Pictures
7 Non-Fiction $44,426 49% 5 3 $8,885 $87,738 2 IFC Films
8 All Is True $44,211 4 $11,053 $47,927 1 Sony Pictures Classics
9 Wild Nights with Emily $42,080 -30% 47 -31 $895 $402,025 5 Greenwich Entertainment
10 After (2019) $41,320 -69% 90 -137 $459 $12,057,633 5 Aviron Pictures
11 Hotel Mumbai $40,480 -43% 50 -44 $810 $9,494,328 8 Bleecker Street
12 Five Feet Apart $38,933 -49% 87 -66 $448 $45,584,350 9 CBS Films
13 Meeting Gorbachev $36,939 104% 19 17 $1,944 $61,919 2 1091
14 The Best of Enemies $36,613 -27% 81 -53 $452 $10,191,545 6 STX Entertainment
15 Long Day’s Journey Into Night $32,968 -10% 20 3 $1,648 $299,714 5 Kino Lorber
16 High Life $31,121 -57% 52 -46 $598 $1,165,431 6 A24
17 The Chaperone $31,100 45 $691 $468,391 7 PBS Distribution
18 Unplanned $24,197 -62% 55 -79 $440 $17,999,079 7 Pure Flix
19 Apollo 11 $23,882 -20% 24 -34 $995 $8,650,126 11 Neon
20 Charlie Says $19,728 38 $519 $19,728 1 IFC Films IFC Films
21 Hesburgh $14,935 -77% 23 -13 $649 $128,555 3 mTuckman Media
22 Woman At War $14,761 -39% 21 -16 $703 $793,195 11 Magnolia Pictures
23 Gloria Bell $12,464 -33% 24 -9 $519 $5,597,653 10 A24
24 Her Smell $11,234 -58% 24 -39 $468 $244,787 5 Gunpowder & Sky
25 Rafiki $11,116 111% 16 7 $695 $75,688 4 Film Movement
26 Always Miss You $10,079 -78% 4 -10 $2,520 $77,153 2 China Lion Film
27 Savage $9,194 -75% 8 -11 $1,149 $66,071 2 Well Go USA Entertainment
28 Dogman $8,753 26% 11 1 $796 $73,969 5 Magnolia PicturesMagnolia Pictures
29 Fighting With My Family $8,676 -66% 28 -17 $310 $22,952,072 13 MGM
30 Pasolini $8,362 1 $8,362 $8,362 1 Kino Lorber
31 Sunset $6,671 -57% 37 3 $180 $154,138 8 Sony Pictures Classics
32 Transit $5,670 -41% 5 -9 $1,134 $798,237 11 Music Box Films
33 Carmine Street Guitars $5,516 3% 4 2 $1,379 $26,073 3 Abramorama
34 Never Look Away $4,936 -68% 3 -3 $1,645 $1,295,458 16 Sony Pictures Classics
35 Working Woman $4,696 154% 4 3 $1,174 $43,024 7 Zeitgeist
36 My Son $4,484 3 $1,495 $4,484 1 Cohen Media Group
37 Little Woods $4,437 -57% 9 -7 $493 $147,087 4 Neon
38 Diane $4,416 -24% 16 -5 $276 $335,118 7 IFC Films
39 Ash is Purest White $3,428 -34% 5 -5 $686 $410,678 9 Cohen Media Group
40 Fast Color $3,313 -31% 4 -3 $828 $74,706 4 Lionsgate
41 Sauvage / Wild $3,184 -58% 5 -2 $637 $49,361 5 Strand Releasing
42 Ramen Shop $2,927 -51% 7 -3 $418 $70,182 8 Strand Releasing
43 Faith, Hope & Love $2,807 45% 5 3 $561 $200,221 9 ArtAffects Entertainment
44 Mia and the White Lion $1,728 -47% 4 -1 $432 $398,733 5 Ledafilms Entertainment Group
45 Babylon $1,592 -39% 3 1 $531 $87,791 10 Kino Lorber Films
46 The Brink $1,412 -39% 7 -3 $202 $104,295 7 Magnolia Pictures
47 Iyengar: The Man, Yoga, and the Student’s Journey $1,334 -56% 4 1 $334 $42,449 5 Kino Lorber
48 The Heiresses $1,132 -12% 1 0 $1,132 $75,712 17 Distrib Films US
49 Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché $1,118 -81% 1 -6 $1,118 $40,805 4 Zeitgeist Films
50 Ruben Brandt, Collector $1,101 115% 1 -1 $1,101 $116,874 13 Sony Pictures Classics
51 High on the Hog $1,006 -63% 2 -1 $503 $40,667 4 Indican Pictures
52 Suburban Birds $923 60% 2 -1 $462 $7,812 6 Cinema Guild
53 Capernaum $882 -33% 3 0 $294 $1,657,721 22 Sony Pictures Classics
54 Made Me Do It $608 80% 1 0 $608 $9,568 5 Indican Pictures
55 Body at Brighton Rock $510 -48% 1 -2 $510 $4,711 3 Magnolia Pictures
56 Hagazussa $279 18% 1 0 $279 $12,686 4 Doppelganger Releasing
57 Hotel By The River $238 1 $238 $25,233 13 Cinema Guild
58 3 Faces $152 -86% 2 -2 $76 $68,312 10 Kino Lorber
59 Stan & Ollie $133 -20% 3 1 $44 $5,468,641 20 Sony Pictures Classics
60 Styx $116 1 $116 $70,300 11 Film Movement

Sunday Update: Avengers: Endgame held on to the No. 1 spot for the third weekend in a row with an estimated $63.1 million, beating out a slew of newcomers including the video game adaptation Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, the Anne Hathaway-Rebel Wilson vehicle The Hustle, cheerleading comedy Poms and the Fox Searchlight biopic Tolkien.

Dropping a steeper-than-expected 57% from last weekend, Avengers: Endgame nevertheless surpassed $700 million on Saturday, its sixteenth day of release, making it only the fourth movie ever to reach that box office milestone. With $723.4 million in the bank through Sunday, it’s now the third highest-grossing movie of all time behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936.6 million) and Avatar ($760.5 million) and the highest-grossing comic book movie ever, having surpassed both Avengers: Infinity War ($678.8 million) and Black Panther ($700 million) this weekend.

Meanwhile, Endgame brought in an estimated $102.3 million overseas, bringing its international total to $1.762 billion and its global cume to $2.485 billion. Its now second only to Avatar in terms of both international and worldwide box office; the James Cameron sci-fi boasts a $2.028 billion overseas total and a $2.788 billion tally worldwide. Its total in China, where it now stands as the highest-grossing non-local release ever, is an incredible $610.1 million.

Debuting in second place after briefly rising to the No. 1 spot on Friday was Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, an adaptation of the 2016 video game of the same name and the first live-action Pokémon movie ever after five previous animated releases in the franchise in North America. With an estimated $58 million this weekend, the film managed to carve out a niche for itself as a family-friendly alternative to Endgame and the weekend’s other new releases. It conceivably could have performed better had reviews been a tad more favorable — its Rotten Tomatoes average is barely “Fresh” at 63% — though moviegoers who have seen it seem to be liking it just fine, with opening day audiences awarding it an “A-“ CinemaScore (an “A” for audiences under 25) while its Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score stands at a healthy 86%. Unfortunately, it only has one more weekend to breathe before the release of Disney’s live-action Aladdin remake, which will no doubt give the Warner Bros. release a run for its money.

The combined star power of Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson helped overcome decidedly grim reviews for The Hustle, which debuted in third place with an estimated $13.5 million. UA’s woman-led remake of the 1988 Steve Martin-Michael Caine comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was savaged by critics (its Rotten Tomatoes average is just 16% currently) but it was able to get by on the strength of its A-list stars and the fact that it debuted over Mother’s Day weekend, which is a traditionally friendly window for movies aimed at a largely female demographic. Speaking of which, The Hustle came in a tick lower than last year’s Mother’s Day comedy Life of the Party starring Melissa McCarthy, which opened to $17.8 million despite also being poorly-received by critics. The Hustle received a so-so “B-“ Cinemascore from opening-day audiences, suggesting the United Artists release could be heading for a short shelf life in a crowded marketplace.

Demonstrating strong legs in its second weekend of release was the Lionsgate comedy Long Shot, which dipped just 37% to an estimated $6.1 million in fourth place for a total of $19.7 million after ten days. Despite the release of two new comedies this weekend, the Charlize Theron-Seth Rogen vehicle has been buttressed by solid reviews and positive word-of-mouth that allowed it to weather the onslaught of fresh titles.

Also holding well was Sony/Screen Gems’ The Intruder, which debuted to $10.8 million last weekend and dropped just 39% in its second frame to an estimated $20.9 million in fifth place. That’s a far better hold than similar Screen Gems releases like No Good Deed, The Perfect Guy and When the Bough Breaks, all of which fell in the range of 60% in their respective second weekends (though all of them also opened considerably higher).

In sixth place, the ensemble comedy Poms — about a group of retirement-community residents who start a cheerleading squad — opened below expectations with an estimated $5.1 million despite a strong cast led by Diane Keaton and its appeal to older women, which helped last year’s Book Club debut to a healthy $13.5 million on its way to a robust $68.5 million total. Poms was likely hobbled by poor reviews (its Rotten Tomatoes score is just 29%), though, like Book Club, it’s possible the STX release could demonstrate strong legs in the weeks ahead given its appeal to an underserved demographic (notably, 75% of the opening weekend audience was women and 85% was over the age of 25). The CinemaScore on this one is a “B+.”

Seventh place went to UglyDolls, which brought in an estimated $3.9 million following its disappointing $8.6 million opening last weekend. The STX release was undoubtedly hurt by the release of Detective Pikachu this weekend; then again, audiences never really latched onto this one to begin with, so its 54% sophomore dip wouldn’t necessarily be surprising even without the competition from Pokémon. With a total of just $14.2 million to date, UglyDolls can be counted as one of bigger disappointments of the spring movie season.

The faith-based drama Breakthrough brought in an estimated $2.4 million in eighth place, bringing the Disney-released Fox title to a healthy $37.1 million after four weeks of release.

Just behind in ninth was the final wide release of the weekend, Fox Searchlight’s Tolkien (released by Disney), which brought in an estimated $2.1 million from 1,495 locations including Tuesday’s special Fathom event screenings. Starring Nicholas Hoult as Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien, the film not only had to compete with the slew of other new releases but also suffered from a discouraging 49% at Rotten Tomatoes, which is on the lower end for a prestige release.

Rounding out the Top 10 was Captain Marvel, which grossed an estimated $1.8 million in its tenth weekend of release for a total of $423.7 million to date.


Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic)

FRI, MAY. 10 – SUN, MAY. 12

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND   LOCATIONS   AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Avengers: Endgame $63,054,000 -57% 4,662 0 $13,525 $723,499,739 3 Disney
2 POKÉMON Detective Pikachu $58,000,000 4,202 $13,803 $58,000,000 1 Warner Bros.
3 The Hustle $13,536,299 3,007 $4,502 $13,536,299 1 United Artists Releasing
4 The Intruder $6,600,000 -39% 2,222 0 $2,970 $20,975,126 2 Sony / Screen Gems
5 Long Shot $6,125,000 -37% 3,230 0 $1,896 $19,736,935 2 Lionsgate
6 Poms $5,110,000 2,750 $1,858 $5,110,000 1 STX Entertainment
7 UglyDolls $3,920,000 -54% 3,652 0 $1,073 $14,280,796 2 STX Entertainment
8 Breakthrough $2,466,000 -37% 1,902 -982 $1,297 $37,106,806 4 20th Century Fox
9 Tolkien $2,153,000 1,495 $1,440 $2,153,000 1 Fox Searchlight
10 Captain Marvel $1,813,000 -58% 1,504 -739 $1,205 $423,777,079 10 Disney
11 The Curse of La Llorona $1,800,000 -51% 1,182 -1358 $1,523 $51,400,031 4 Warner Bros. / New Line

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND   LOCATIONS   AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Shazam! $1,065,000 -57% 936 -1585 $1,138 $137,133,798 6 Warner Bros.
2 Little (2019) $622,000 -56% 586 -773 $1,061 $39,645,700 5 Universal Pictures
3 Dumbo $568,000 -62% 837 -831 $679 $110,823,289 7 Walt Disney Pictures
4 Student of the Year 2 $438,000 190 $2,305 $438,000 1 FIP
5 Amazing Grace $312,000 -17% 260 -3 $1,200 $3,283,977 6 Neon
6 Red Joan $252,164 -2% 193 53 $1,307 $898,026 4 IFC Films
7 Us (2019) $249,000 -50% 266 -333 $936 $174,406,380 8 Universal Pictures
8 Pet Sematary $235,000 -53% 304 -351 $773 $54,210,700 6 Paramount Pictures
9 Penguins $155,000 -53% 285 -767 $544 $7,077,984 4 Disney / Disneynature
10 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World $133,000 -22% 187 -58 $711 $160,130,730 15 Universal / DreamWorks Animation
11 Hellboy $45,000 -34% 127 -52 $354 $21,876,956 5 Lionsgate / Summit
12 Charlie Says $39,114 139 $281 $39,114 1 IFC Films IFC Films

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND   LOCATIONS   AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 The White Crow $144,770 53% 50 31 $2,895 $397,903 3 Sony Pictures Classics
2 Shadow $135,400 393% 47 43 $2,881 $178,244 2 Well Go USA Entertainment
3 The Biggest Little Farm $101,012 5 $20,202 $101,012 1 Neon
4 Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral $58,000 -7% 89 -9 $652 $73,237,172 11 Lionsgate
5 All Is True $46,809 4 $11,702 $46,809 1 Sony Pictures Classics
6 Five Feet Apart $45,600 -40% 87 -66 $524 $45,591,017 9 CBS Films
7 Non-Fiction $45,271 52% 5 3 $9,054 $88,583 2 IFC Films
8 Wild Nights with Emily $42,080 -30% 47 -31 $895 $402,025 5 Greenwich Entertainment
9 Hotel Mumbai $38,888 -45% 50 -44 $778 $9,492,736 8 Bleecker Street
10 The Chaperone $31,100 45 $691 $468,391 7 PBS Distribution
11 The Best of Enemies $30,000 -40% 81 -53 $370 $10,184,932 6 STX Entertainment
12 Apollo 11 $20,700 -30% 24 -34 $863 $8,646,944 11 Neon
13 Hesburgh $14,935 -77% 23 -13 $649 $128,555 3 mTuckman Media
14 Her Smell $11,234 -58% 24 -39 $468 $244,787 5 Gunpowder & Sky
15 My Son $4,484 3 $1,495 $4,484 1 Cohen Media Group
16 Faith, Hope & Love $1,920 -1% 5 3 $384 $199,334 9 ArtAffects Entertainment
17 Little Woods $1,620 -84% 9 -7 $180 $144,270 4 Neon

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