Things We Saw Today: Detective Pikachu Tops Lara Croft as the Highest-Grossing Video Game Adaptation of All Time
After years of dominance because most video-game movie adaptations don’t do well at all, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is no longer the highest-grossing video game adaptation of all time. That honor now belongs to Detective Pikachu, which is not only the highest-grossing, but is also the best-reviewed.
With a current worldwide haul of $412 million, Detective Pikachu has bested the Tomb Raider movie ($357M) starring Angelia Jolie. Even the most recent Tomb Raider movie starring Alicia Vikander, only made $274.7 million, despite it’s “gritty” reboot appeal that was supposed to bring in video-games fans.
There’s a sequel to Detective Pikachu, but no release date has been set.
(via Comic Book Movie, image: Paramount Pictures)
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— valerie complex (@ValerieComplex) June 14, 2019
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Thank Frigg it’s Friday.
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