Three big releases hit the box office this weekend, hoping to take down “Detective Pikachu” and “Avengers: Endgame.” There are several big releases on the horizon at the end of May that these new leaders will have to compete with, but with “Avengers: Endgame” finally starting to lose steam, they all have a shot at winning their respective weekends.
Opening across 3,850 locations, Lionsgate’s “John Wick: Chapter 3” won the box office this week with a $57M debut. Chad Stahelski directed “John Wick 3,” which stars Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, and Anjelica Huston.
As expected, the new release pushed “Avengers: Endgame” down to second-place on the domestic charts, but the Marvel giant brought in another $29.4M across 4,220 this weekend. Now in its fourth week in theaters, the movie has now made $770.8M domestically and stands as the second highest-grossing domestic movie. Number one still belongs to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which had $937M. “Avengers: Endgame” was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the film features Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Karen Gillan, Paul Rudd, Josh Brolin, Brie Larson, Bradley Cooper (Voice), Elizabeth Olsen, Evangeline Lilly, Letitia Wright, Chadwick Boseman, and Gwyneth Paltrow.
In its follow up weekend, “Pokemon Detective Pikachu” dropped to third-place overall with a $24.8M weekend across 4,248 locations. The live-action and CG hybrid has now made over $94M domestically. Rob Letterman directed “Detective Pikachu,” which stars Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, and Kathryn Newton.
Universal Pictures’ “A Dog’s Journey” debuted in fourth-place this week with an $8M weekend across 3,267 locations. Gail Mancuso directed “A Dog’s Journey, which features Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, and Kathryn Prescott.
Fifth-place went to “The Hustle,” which made $6M across 3,077 locations. Now in its second week in theaters, the comedy totals $23M domestically. Chris Addison directed “The Hustle,” which stars Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson.
Not making the top five but worth mentioning is “The Sun Is Also a Star” from Warner Bros. Pictures. The YA romantic drama made $2.6M across 2,073 locations this weekend. Ry Russo-Young directed “The Sun is also a Star,” which stars Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton, and Keong Sim.
These films will have a hard fight while defending their ranking next weekend. Disney is releasing “Aladdin” against Olivia Wilde’s “Booksmart,” and “Brightburn” with Elizabeth Banks. The following weekend won’t be any easier, with “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” opening against “Ma” and “Rocketman.”
The Weekend Box Office Results are updated every Sunday.
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