‘Detective Pikachu’ Repeats No. 1 at International Box Office

Warner Bros. and Legendary’s “Detective Pikachu” remained the top film at the international box office for the second weekend in a row, amassing $53.8 million from 72 foreign markets.

The Pokemon adaptation, featuring the voice of Ryan Reynolds, is nearing the $200 million mark overseas. It has currently earned $193.4 million abroad, taking its worldwide bounty to a strong $287.4 million.

“Detective Pikachu” had another solid outing in China, earning $17.2 million and bringing ticket sales in that territory to $70.3 million. Other top markets include Russia, where it opened with $4.3 million, as well as the United Kingdom with $3.5 million, Germany with $2.1 million, and Mexico with $2.25 million.

Falling not far behind was Disney and Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame,” posting $46.8 million from 55 international territories. The superhero blockbuster has now generated $2.6 billion worldwide, ranking as the second-biggest film of all time behind only “Avatar” with $2.78 billion. With $1.88 billion overseas, it’s also the No. 2 highest-grossing movie ever internationally,
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