Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer Film Tops Box Office for 5th Consecutive Weekend, Earns 6.7 Billion Yen
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Meitantei Conan Zero no Shikkōnin (Detective Conan: Zero's Executioner), the 22nd film in the Detective Conan series, remained at #1 at the box office in Japan in its fifth consecutive weekend during the May 12-13 weekend. The film has now earned 6.7 billion yen (about US$61.1 million), and has sold 5,190,000 tickets.
The film earned 277 million yen (about US$2.5 million) and sold 199,000 tickets on Saturday and Sunday.
Last year's film, Meitantei Conan Kara Kurenai no Love Letter, became the highest-grossing domestic film in Japan in 2017, earning a total of 6.89 billion yen (about US$61.1 million), which is also a franchise record. The new film could possibly be the series' sixth consecutive film to break the franchise's previous box-office record.
Detective Conan: Zero's Executioner had sold 1,289,000 tickets in its first three days to earn 1.67 billion yen (about US$15.6 million). The film's opening Saturday and Sunday sales represented 100.7% of the total that last year's film earned in its first Saturday and Sunday.
Yuzuru Tachikawa (Mob Psycho 100, Death Parade) directed the film. Masaharu Fukuyama performed the film's ending theme song "ZERO." Aya Ueto played the character Kyōko Tachibana, a lawyer representing Ran's father Kogorō Mori. Daikichi Hakata played Fumikazu Haba, a deceased judicial intern and former colleague of Tachibana. Tachibana once worked with him at the same law firm.
The film is a sequel of the series' 20th film, Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare, and centers on Tōru "Zero" Amuro. Police chief Hyōe Kuroda, who is rumored to be Rum in the Black Organization, appears for the first time in a film for the franchise.
In the film's story, there is a sudden explosion at Tokyo Summit's giant Edge of Ocean facility. The shadow of Tōru Amuro, who works for the National Police Agency Security Bureau as Zero, appears at the site. In addition, the "triple-face" character is known as Rei Furuya as a detective and Kogorō Mōri's apprentice, and he is also known as Bourbon as a Black Organization member. Kogorō is arrested as a suspect in the case of the explosion. Conan conducts an investigation to prove Kogorō's innocence, but Amuro gets in his way.
Source: Cinema Today (海江田宗)