Avengers: Endgame delivered the fourth best third weekend at the North American box office to cross $700m and held off Warner Bros’ new arrival Pokémon Detective Pikachu in second place.
Warner Bros’ family animation opened on $58m in 4,202 sites as part of an impressive global debut that raised the early running total to $170.4m.
Neon scored the highest per-site average of the year-to-date as the documentary The Biggest Little Farm arrived at number 25 on $110,492 in five venues for a $22,098 average.
Ryan Reynolds lends his voice to the furry lead character, a sleuth in a world where people collect Pokémon to battle one another.
Comedy The Hustle with Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson as scam artists out to get revenge on the mean who have wronged them opened in third via United Artist Releasing on $13.5m in 3,007 sites, while the grey dollar comedy Poms starring Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, Pam Grier and Rhea Perlman arrived in sixth place on $5.1m in 2,750.
The fourth new entry in the top 10 was the JRR Tolkien biopic Tolkien, which opened in ninth place via Fox Searchlight on $2.2m in 1,495. Nicholas Hoult stars as the author of the Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit books.
Both of last weekend’s new openers endured respectably modest drops in their second sessions. Screen Gems’ thriller The Intruder fell 39.2% and two slots to number four, adding $6.6m for $20.9m. Comedy Long Shot dropped 37.1% through Lionsgate-Summit and two places to number five, earning $6.1m for $19.7m.
FIP launched Bollywood rom-com Student of The Year 2 at number 15 on $438,000 in 190 venues.
Box office for the top 12 combined for $165.6m, down 15.1% against last weekend, and up 28.4% against the corresponding session in 2018.
This week’s wide releases are action thriller John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum through Lionsgate-Summit; family drama A Dog’s Journey via Universal; and drama The Sun Is Also A Star through Warner Bros.
Estimated top 10 North America May 10-12, 2019
Film (Dist) / Est wkd gross / Est total to date
1 (1) Avengers: Endgame (Buena Vista) Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International $63.1m $723.5m
2 (-) Pokémon Detective Pikachu (Warner Bros/New line) Warner Bros Pictures International $58m –
3 (-) The Hustle (United Artists Releasing) MGM / Universal Pictures International $13.5m –
4 (2) The Intruder (Sony) Sony Pictures Releasing International $6.6m $20.9m
5 (3) Long Shot (Lionsgate-Summit) Lionsgate International $6.1m $19.7m
6 (-) Poms (STX) STXinternational $5.1m –
7 (4) UglyDolls (STX) STXinternational $3.9m $14.3m
8 (6) Breakthrough (Fox) Fox International $2.5m $37.1m
9 (-) Tolkien (Fox Searchlight) Fox International $2.2m –
10 (5) Captain Marvel (Buena Vista) Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International $1.8m $423.8m