UK Box Office Analysis Weekend 10th - 12th May 2019: Pokemon beats Avengers Endgame on its debut weekend with a 5 million pound opening
Robert Hyde |
15th May 2019 |
The might of Avengers: Endgame has come to an end in the UK, at least for the time being, as Pokémon: Detective Pikachu takes over at the top on its debut weekend of release.
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu
The Nintendo favourite bounces to the top of the UK box office on its opening weekend of release with a debut gross of £5 million.
The film which is directed by Rob Letterman and stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Pikachu and Justice Smith removes Avengers: Endgame after just 2 weeks, although the Marvel movie is still going strong.
The might of the Marvel film is still going in the UK as the film takes £4.4 million on its third weekend which takes its total UK gross to £80.4 million.
It is now the 6th top film in the UK having just overtaken Titanic, the film now has Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Avatar in its sights.
The buddy con artist film remake makes its debut at number 3 this weekend after luke warn reviews across the board.
The film starring fan favourites Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson takes £1 million on its opening weekend.
The romantic comedy has stalled a but at the box office and falls to number 4 on its second weekend with a gross of £413,059 to boost its total to £1.8 million.
The Curse Of La Llorona
Finishing off the top 5 this week is the horror movie from The Conjuring Universe which takes £243,601 from its second weekend of release to take a total UK gross of £1.2 million.
The Disney film is the longest running film on the UK box office this week with 7 weeks and a £24.6 million total gross.