Detective Pikachu becomes the second-highest-grossing video game movie ever
The Pokemon-based flick has become a worldwide sensation
Who would have thought that a weird fuzzy creature snatched from a video game could become a box office hit? Someone saw it coming, though, which is why Pokemon: Detective Pikachu was developed. The vision was right on the money, in more ways than one, and Detective Pikachu has become the second-highest-grossing movie based on a video game ever. The top spot still remains with Warcraft, the motion picture adaptation of Blizzard’s iconic game.
Detective Pikachu has earned $429 million in box office sales around the globe. In doing so, it overtook Rampage, a movie released last year that was never expected to see great success. Perhaps the fact that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson took part in Rampage helped it, but that still doesn’t seem like it would be enough to help the video game-based movie reach the $428 million it did.
Pikachu is still on his (its?) world tour and more box office sales will be added to the tally. The detective has already shown to be more popular than the Tomb Raider reboot from last year, which only achieved $274 million, and Assassin’s Creed with its $240 million.
To overtake Warcraft, Pikachu doesn’t have to look too far. The number one video game-based movie took in around $433 million – only $4 million more than where Detective Pikachu stands now. Given that the furry unsung hero of Pokemon still has some cinema life left in him, picking up another $4 million doesn’t seem like it will be that much of a challenge.