Detective Pikachu Thrills Audiences To Capture Top Spot At NZ Box-Office


The first-ever, live-action Pokémon adventure, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, scored big at the box office this weekend, opening at number one and entertaining audiences of all ages to earn an impressive $1.02 million across New Zealand and Pacific Islands (including advanced screenings).

The crowd-pleasing comedy adventure, with an all-star cast led by Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu, appeared on approximately 95 screens beginning 16 May 2019.  The film’s opening weekend marked the highest grossing Warner Bros. title released in New Zealand this year.

Phil Oneile, Chief Marketing Officer of Roadshow Films said: “Anticipation was running high for POKÉMON Detective Pikachu and its opening delivered on all fronts—for fans, families and moviegoers of all ages.  We could not be happier to offer such a beloved property in an exciting new way for everyone to enjoy, and we expect that the film will continue to remain strong in the weeks ahead.”

About the Movie

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu stars Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu and is based on the beloved Pokémon brand—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and one of the most successful media franchises of all time.  Fans everywhere can now experience the iconic Pokémon Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as Detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other. The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon, each with its own unique powers and personality.

Check out our review of the film here.

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