'Detective Pikachu' bolts through strong on opening weekend in PH
MANILA, Philippines – With powerful thunderbolts come thunderous success, and Pokemon Detective Pikachu, in all its yellow, fuzzy cuteness, proves just this, raking in P56.7 million locally in just 4 days.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures' newest live-action, family-friendly gem scored big in Philippine cinemas on its opening weekend, making it the second-biggest debut of the year for the studio, next to DC's Shazam! in April, Warner Bros Philippines said in a statement to media.
Detective Pikachu premiered nationwide on Thursday, May 9.
Pokemon Detective Pikachu stars Ryan Reynolds as the famous Pokemon Pikachu and Justice Smith as his human partner-in-crime. The film is praised for magically bringing the unique, multi-generation world of Pokemon to life within a thrilling mystery plot, fit for all ages.
As of Monday, May 13, the film brought in a separate $58 million at the North American box office on its debut weekend, claiming second spot after Avengers: Endgame. – Rappler.com