21st Detective Conan Film Stays at #2 at Japanese Box Office
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Meitantei Conan Kara Kurenai no Love Letter (Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter), the 21st Detective Conan (Case Closed) anime film, stayed at #2 at the Japanese box office in its fifth weekend, below Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast film (which is on its fourth week at #1). The film has earned a total of 5.82 billion yen (about US$51.20 million). The newest Detective Conan film is expected to surpass the 6.33-billion-yen (about US$56-million) gross of the previous film, Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare, which is currently the record high for the franchise.
The live-action film of Usamaru Furuya's Teiichi no Kuni (Teiichi's Country) manga fell from #5 to #6 in its third weekend. The film sold 166,000 tickets, and earned 214 million yen (about US$1.91 million) on its opening weekend. The film opened on April 29. Akira Nagai (Sekai Kara Neko ga Kieta Nara) directed the film, and Yoshihiro Izumi (live-action Death Note, anohana) penned the script.
Eiga Crayon Shin-Chan Shūrai! Uchūjin Shiriri (Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Invasion! Alien Shiriri), the Crayon Shin-chan franchise's 25th anime film, fell from #6 to #7 in its fourth weekend.
The live-action film of Hiroaki Samura's Blade of the Immortal "neo period drama" manga fell from #8 to #10 on its third weekend. The film sold 145,000 tickets and earned 189 million yen (about US$1.68 million) in its opening weekend. The film opened in Japan on April 29. Prolific filmmaker Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Yatterman, As the Gods Will, Crows) directed the film.
The Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry anime film fell off the rankings this past weekend.