Movies that are based on video games tend to do rather poorly. This is despite the fact that the games themselves have a rich storyline and lore to pull from, and despite how a lot of these movies can sometimes feature a star-studded cast. However, it seems that Detective Pikachu could be breaking those perceptions.

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The movie was released last week and it seems to already be smashing some records. The movie has made $58 million during its opening weekend, making it the largest opening weekend for a game adaptation ever. The movie that previously held that record was Lara Croft Tomb Raider from 2001 which opened with $47.7 million.

It has also been predicted that the movie could be the highest grossing video game adaptation of all-time, at least in North America. Multiple reviews of the movie have been mostly positive, so it seems that there is a good reason to go watch it if you haven’t done so already.

It now also makes sense as to why a sequel to the movie was greenlit even before it was released. It was also recently suggested by the movie’s producer that a Pokemon Cinematic Universe could be an idea worth exploring, and given how many Pokemon there are out there, the possibilities for stories are endless.

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