Pokémon: The First Movie – Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998) — $163,644,662


he first Pokémon movie, 1998’s Mewtwo Strikes Back, follows Ash and his companions as they’re forced to fight an army of clones led by the genetically-engineered Pokémon Mewtwo, who was created in a laboratory as a bio-weapon and thus harbors a grudge against Pokémon and their trainers.

The movie broke several Japanese box office records, earning a total of $163 million worldwide. A CGI remake, Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, was released in 2019.