Poms falls below expectations in it first week.

Disney and Marvel's behemoth Avengers: Endgame (#1) continued to power through the beginning of the summer movie season as it ended its third week in first place. With $63 million added to its total, the film has now earned $723.5 million, domestically. It is only the third film to ever top $700 million in the North American market. The film has also now passed Black Panther to become the third-highest grossing domestic release of all time.

Endgame's stellar third weekend was enough to hold Detective Pikachu (#2) from opening on top. But, by earning $58 million, the film now holds the record as the largest opening weekend ever for a video game adaptation.

Three other new releases stumbled in their first outings. The Hustle (#3), starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson, earned just $13.5 million, right around expectations, but not as much as those stars would generally pull. Poms (#6), the cheer comedy starring Diane Keaton, fell below expectations, earning just $5.1 million from 2,750 locations. And, Disney's Tolkien (#9) barely made it into the top ten with $2.15 million.

Leaving the top ten are horror film The Curse of La Llorona (#11), superhero flick Shazam! (#12), comedy Little (#13), and live-action Disney film Dumbo (#14).

Next weekend, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum could finally shake Endgame's hold on the box office throne. Universal will release A Dog's Journey for the family pack. And, Warner Bros. will release The Sun is Also a Star in over 2,100 theaters.

TOP TEN: (bold signifies a new release)

1. AVENGERS: ENDGAME - $63 million

2. DETECTIVE PIKACHU - $58 million

3. THE HUSTLE - $13.5 million

4. THE INTRUDER - $6.6 million

5. LONG SHOT - $6.1 million

6. POMS - $5.1 million

7. UGLYDOLLS - $3.9 million

8. BREAKTHROUGH - $2.4 million

9. TOLKIEN - $2.1 million

10. CAPTAIN MARVEL - $1.8 million

All box office numbers provided by

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