Pokémon Detective Pikachu 2019 urban fantasy mystery film directed by Rob Letterman. Based on the Pokémon franchise created by Satoshi Tajiri and the 2016 video game Detective Pikachu, it was written by Letterman, Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit and Derek Connolly, from a story by Hernandez, Samit and Nicole Perlman. The film was produced by Legendary Pictures in association with Toho. It is the first live-action Pokémon film.Ryan Reynolds stars as the voice and facial motion capture of Pikachu, with Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, Ken Watanabe and Bill Nighy in live-action roles.
Official Trailer Pokémon Detective Pikachu
- Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu, a world-class detective and exceptionally smart Pikachu whom only Tim can understand. Reynolds performed both the voice and facial motion capture for the character.
- Reynolds also portrays Harry Goodman, Tim’s missing father and a veteran Ryme City police detective.
- Ikue Ōtani provides Detective Pikachu’s normal voice as heard by everyone other than Tim.
- Justice Smith as Tim Goodman, a former Pokémon trainer looking for his missing father; he is also Detective Pikachu’s partner, and the only person capable of hearing him speak.
- Max Fincham portrays a young Tim Goodman.
- Kathryn Newton as Lucy Stevens, a junior reporter who is accompanied by a Psyduck.
- Bill Nighy as Howard Clifford, the disabled visionary behind Ryme City and founder of Clifford Enterprises.
- Ken Watanabe as Detective Hideo Yoshida, a veteran Ryme City police lieutenant and friend of Harry who is accompanied by a Snubbull.
- Chris Geere as Roger Clifford, Howard’s son and president of Clifford Enterprises.
- Suki Waterhouse as Ms. Norman, a human disguise used by a modified shape-shifting Ditto that is Howard’s accomplice.
- Omar Chaparro as Sebastian, a Pokémon trainer who runs a secret Ryme City Pokémon battle arena who is accompanied by a Charizard.
- Rita Ora as Dr. Ann Laurent, a scientist for Clifford Enterprises experimenting on Mewtwo.
- Karan Soni as Jack, Tim’s friend who is a Pokémon trainer.
- Josette Simon as “Grams”, Tim’s grandmother who took care of him after the death of Tim’s mother.
- Kadiff Kirwan as the Mayor of Ryme City
- Rina Hoshino and Kotaro Watanabe as Mewtwo (voice)
- Rachael Lillis as Jigglypuff (archive voice recording)
Initially, Universal Pictures was due to handle distribution outside Japan, while Toho would handle the Japanese distribution. On July 25, 2018, Warner Bros. announced they had taken over worldwide distribution duties (except in Japan and China) from Universal, with the release date unchanged.
When the film’s Japanese release was announced on November 29, 2018, Ryoma Takeuchi was confirmed to voice Tim Goodman in the Japanese version. Takeuchi also has a brief cameo appearance in the film itself as a Pokémon trainer. On March 20, 2019, it was confirmed that Marie Iitoyo will voice Lucy Stevens and Ken Watanabe will reprise his role as Detective Yoshida, in the Japanese dub. When the film premiered in Japan on May 3, 2019, Hidetoshi Nishijima was confirmed to have voiced Detective Pikachu in the Japanese dub.
Box office Collection Pokémon Detective Pikachu 2019
As of June 12, 2019, Pokémon Detective Pikachu has grossed $139.1 million in the United States and Canada, and $273.7 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $412.8 million, against a production budget of $150 million.
In the United States and Canada, the film was released alongside Tolkien, Poms and The Hustle, and was projected to gross $50–70 million from 4,202 theaters. The film made $20.7 million on its first day, including $5.7 million from Thursday night previews, both records for a film based on a video game. It went on to debut to $54.4 million, finishing second, behind holdover Avengers: Endgame. It was the best-ever opening for a video game film, and was also the sixth-highest total for a film that did not debut number one at the box office. In its second weekend the film made $24.8 million, finishing third behind John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum and Avengers: Endgame, and then made $13.3 million in its third weekend, finishing fourth.