‘Avengers: Endgame’ beats out ‘Pokemon: Detective Pikachu,’ tops ‘Infinity War’ earnings

LOS ANGELES – “Avengers: Endgame” has topped the box office again in its third weekend in theaters.

Disney says Sunday that the superhero movie earned an estimated $63.1 million from North American theaters, bringing its domestic total to $723.5 million. That puts it past Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” ($679 million) and “Black Panther” ($700 million) in U.S. earnings.

It was a mixed bag for newcomers looking for a piece of the market.

“Pokémon Detective Pikachu” opened in second place with a promising $58 million. It features the voice of Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu.

“The Hustle,” a female-fronted spin on “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” with Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson, landed in third with $13.6 million despite lackluster reviews.

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Less than two weeks after its release, “Avengers: Endgame” is one of the most popular films ever released. The most recent addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe surpassed “Titanic” this past weekend to become the second highest grossing film of all time at the worldwide box office. The movie has grossed about $2.19 billion as […] (Photo: Courtesy of Marvel Studios)

And the Diane Keaton cheerleading comedy “Poms” grossed only $5.1 million, placing sixth behind “The Intruder” ($6.6 million) and Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen’s “Long Shot” ($6.1 million), which are both in their second weekends.

Final numbers are expected Monday.

Contributing: Kim Willis

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