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Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer Film Tops Japan's Box Office for 1st Half of 2018

posted on by Karen Ressler

Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (Meitantei Conan: Zero no Shikkōnin) ranked #1 at the Japanese box office for the first half of 2018. The film, which opened on April 13, earned the equivalent of US$76.4 million.

Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Treasure Island (Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima), the highest-grossing film in the Doraemon franchise, ranked at #3, earning the equivalent of US$47.1 million.

These two films and Hirokazu Kore-eda's Shoplifters(Manbiki Kazoku) film, which ranked #5, were the only three Japanese films in the top 10.

According to Box Office Mojo, the top 10 films are as follows (as of press time):

  1. Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer: US$76.4 million (opened April 13)
  2. The Greatest Showman: US$48.2 million (February 16)
  3. Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Treasure Island: US$47.1 million (March 3)
  4. Coco: US$46.3 million (March 16)
  5. Avengers: Infinity War: US$33.8 million (April 27)
  6. Shoplifters: US$33.8 million (June 8)
  7. The Boss Baby: US$30.7 million (March 21)
  8. Ready Player One: US$23.4 million (April 20)
  9. Jurassic World: fallen Kingdom: US$20.4 million (July 13)
  10. Deadpool 2: US$16.2 million (June 1)

Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Bakumori! Kung-Fu Boys ~Ramen Tairan~, which opened on April 13, ranked #12 with US$14.7 million. Chihayafuru: Musubi (Chihayafuru: Conclusion), the third live-action film of Yuki Suetsugu's Chihayafuru manga, opened on March 17 and ranked #15 with US$13.6 million.

Sources: Box Office Mojo, Variety (Mark Schilling)

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