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27th Detective Conan Film Earns 3.3 Billion Yen, Sets New Record for Franchise's Highest Opening Weekend

posted on by Joanna Cayanan
Film sells 2,274,333 tickets for 3,352,494,500 yen in 1st 3 days

Image via Detective Conan: Hyakuman Doru no Michishirube anime film's website
Japanese entertainment website Eiga.com reported on Monday that the Detective Conan: Hyakuman Doru no Michishirube (Case Closed: The Million-dollar Pentagram) film sold 2,274,333 tickets and earned 3,352,494,500 (about US$21.7 million) yen in its first three days. The film sold 638,119 tickets and earned 962,785,780 yen (about US$6.25 million) on its opening day on Friday; 839,126 tickets for 1,239,818,980 yen (about US$8.05 million) on Saturday; and 797,088 tickets for 1,149,889,740 yen (about US$7.47 million) on Sunday.

The new film has exceeded the opening weekend of Detective Conan: Kurogane no Submarine (Iron Submarine), the 26th film that opened last year, making it the new best three-day opening for the franchise. The new film also has the biggest opening weekend for a film so far this year in Japan, beating HAIKYU!! The Dumpster Battle, which sold 1,529,000 tickets and earned 2,230,465,540 yen (about US$14.83 million) in its first three days.

Detective Conan: Kurogane no Submarine sold 2.17 million tickets to earn about 3.14 billion yen (about US$23.4 million at the time) in its first three days. The film is the first in the franchise to earn more than 10 billion yen, having earned a total of 13.88 billion yen. The film is the 18th highest-earning film ever in Japan, and was the third highest-earning film in Japan in 2023.

Case Closed: The Million-dollar Pentagram also exceeded the opening day earnings of Detective Conan: Kurogane no Submarine last year.

Case Closed: The Million-dollar Pentagram is the 27th film in the Detective Conan franchise, and it is the first to have midnight screenings. The film is screening in 515 cinemas across Japan, the largest number of theater screenings in the history of the Detective Conan film series, and also has screenings in IMAX in 50 theaters, MX4D in 14 theaters, 4DX in 64 theaters, and Dolby Cinema in eight theaters.

TMS Entertainment describes the film's story:

A message has arrived from Kid the Phantom Thief, that he will steal a Japanese sword belonging to the wealthy Onoe Family in Hakodate, Hokkaido. Conan and Heiji Hattori, who happened to be in Hakodate, are on the case to capture Kid. Onoe Family's collections are associated with Toshizo Hijikata, a historic figure who perished in Hakodate. Why is Kid, who specializes in jewels, going after a Japanese sword?

Coincidentally the family lawyer of Onoe is found murdered in the warehouse district, apparently slaughtered by a Japanese sword. The suspect is an investor/arms dealer who is said to be after Onoe family's hidden treasure.

The grandfather of Onoe family's patriarch was deeply involved with the army industry during wartime, and it was rumored he hid some powerful weapon that could “change the course of war” somewhere in Hakodate. Is Kid after that weapon? Meanwhile, Heiji is trying to find a perfect viewpoint to declare his love to Kazuha…

In the North among cherry blossoms, the exciting hunt for treasure begins!

AIKO performs the film's theme song "Sōshi Sōai" (Mutual Love).

The Detective Conan film series as a whole has reportedly earned 118 billion yen (about US$766 million by current conversion).

Source: Eiga.com

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