Detective Pikachu är den film som spelat in mest pengar premiärhelgen, en film som bygger på ett dataspel. Det tidigare rekordet hade Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

Det handlar alltså om filmer som bygger på ett dataspel. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider spelade in 48 miljioner dollar premiärhelgen. Detective Pikachu slår det med hela 10 miljoner dollar – alltså 58 miljoner dollar. Det är också den fuilm som fått högst betyg på Rotten Tomatoes.

Sega. Capcom. Ubisoft. Blizzard. Konami. Many have vied for the throne in the battle of the first Fresh video-game movie adaptation, and all have failed. Until now. Fittingly, it is Nintendo and its Pokémon: Detective Pikachu film that wears the crown, breaking the video-game curse. It’s fitting not just because of the ubiquity of Nintendo in pop culture for decades, but because it was their legendary 1993’s bob-omb Super Mario Bros. that kicked off the adaptation cycle in the first place.

Before we dive further into the achievement, be aware we only considered U.S. theatrical releases when ranking video-game movies. Second, the movie needed to have at least 20 reviews for consideration, the same minimum we used for our list of 41 video game movies ranked by Tomatometer. Why 20 reviews? That’s the number required to get one of our sparkling Critics Consensus summaries, and also implies that the movie generated enough interest to be reviewed by a varied swath of critics. The previous Pokémon movie, The Power of Us (in theaters for a little over a week in America, courtesy of distribution by Fathom Events), actually got a 60%…but only from 5 reviews, not enough to consider it beyond a niche novelty.

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