Even while contending with other blockbusters this season, it looks like Detective Pikachu has managed to exceed some records!
According to new data, the movie has now hit $131.645 million in ticket sales within North America. This means it has beaten Lara Croft: Tomb Raider ($131.2 million, adjusted from 2001) and taken the lead as the highest-earning videogame film in the country!
The movie’s worldwide performance was equally healthy, with its total global sales reaching $393.4 million. Right now, the film is still behind Rampage ($428 million in 2018) and Warcraft ($433 million in 2016) – although it could beat Warcraft soon based on unadjusted estimates!
Overall, it looks like Detective Pikachu is a soaring success for its producers at Legendary and The Pokemon Company. Here’s hoping that more Pokemon live-action films are heading our way in the future!