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Detective Pikachu Drops to #2, Kingdom Jumps to #3 in Japan

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Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros.' live-action Pokemón: Detective Pikachu film dropped from #1 to #2 in the Japanese box office rankings in its third weekend. The film sold 180,000 tickets for 275,989,800 yen (about US$2.50 million) over the weekend, and has cumulatively earned 1,965,934,600 yen (about US$17.26 million).

Detective Pikachu opened in Japan on May 3, and ranked #3 in its opening weekend. It sold 676,000 tickets and earned 948 million yen (about US$8.60 million) over the four-day opening weekend. The film jumped to #1 in its second week, above Avengers: Endgame.

The film debuted in the United States on May 10.

The live-action film of Yasuhisa Hara's Kingdom manga jumped from #4 to #3 in its fifth weekend. The film sold 147,000 tickets for 209,781,900 yen (about US$1.90 million) over the weekend, and has earned a cumulative total of 4,515,354,000 yen (about US$40.88 million).

The film sold 506,861 tickets to earn 690,219,500 yen (about US$6.17 million) in its first three days from Friday through Sunday. The film ranked at #2 in its first Saturday-Sunday weekend.

Meitantei Conan: Konjō no Fist (Detective Conan: Fist of Blue Sapphire), the 23rd Detective Conan anime film, dropped from #3 to #4 in its sixth weekend. The film earned 188,453,400 yen (about US$1.71 million) from Friday to Sunday. It has cumulatively sold 6.51 million tickets for 8,318,979,000 yen (about US$75.35 million)

The film sold 1,458,263 tickets to earn 1,886,292,700 yen (about US$16.85 million) in its first three days. The opening weekend earnings surpassed last year's film, Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer. That earlier film sold 1,289,000 tickets in its first three days in April 2018 to earn 1.67 billion yen (about US$15.6 million).

Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Shinkon Ryokō Hurricane ~Ushinawareta Hiroshi~ (Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Honeymoon Hurricane, Lost Hiroshi), the series' 27th film, dropped from #5 to #8 in its fifth weekend. The film earned 71,381,100 yen (about US$648,200) from Friday to Sunday, and has now earned a cumulative total of 1,853,965,500 yen (about US$16.83 million).

The film sold 242,000 tickets and earned 289 million yen (about US$2.58 million) to rank at #3 in its opening weekend. The film earned 78.7% of the opening weekend earnings of the previous year's franchise film. The film opened in Japan on April 19.

The live-action film adaptation of Homura Kawamoto and Tōru Naomura's Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler manga dropped from #6 to #9 in its third weekend. It earned 23,049,700 yen (about US$209,200) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative total of 290,138,900 yen (about US$2.63 million).

The film opened in Japan on May 3, and ranked at #6 in its opening weekend.

Original creator Kawamoto collaborated on the film's original story. A separate live-action television series premiered on March 31.

The theatrical screening of the first three episodes of the Sōkyū no Fafner THE BEYOND anime project ranked #1 in the mini-theater ranking in its opening weekend. The project will consist of 12 episodes and is first screening in theaters. The theatrical screening of the first three episodes opened in Japan last Friday.

The Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato (Kōtetsujō no Kabaneri: Unato Kessen) sequel anime film dropped off the top 10 in the Japanese box office, and dropped from #1 to #2 in the mini-theater ranking in its second weekend. The film earned 18,338,600 yen (about US$166,500) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative total of 76,797,600 yen (about US$697,300).

The film opened in Japan on May 10 in 28 theaters, and is screening for a two-week limited engagement. The anime is also streaming now Netflix and Amazon Prime Video in Japan.

The live-action film adaptation of Ryō Asai's Cheer Danshi!! (Cheer Boys!!) novel dropped off the top 10 in its second weekend.

Sources: Eiga.com, Kōgyō Tsūshin (link 2), comScore via KOFIC


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