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Detective Pikachu Tops Japanese Box Office, Conan Still Rules

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The Pokémon: Detective Pikachu movie made its way through weekend number two in Japan, and it’s officially taken the top spot. Its total gross thus far in Japan has hit ¥1.46 billion, which is 22% of the movie’s $58 million opening weekend gross in the United States. The domestic numbers alone have already given Detective Pikachu the best U.S. opening ever for a movie based on a video game.

Avengers: Endgame took the number two spot in Japan, and Detective Conan‘s 23rd anime film continues to rake it in even in third place. As of this past weekend, Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire is rapidly approaching the ¥8 billion mark.

Here’s the full Japanese box office for the weekend, via Crunchyroll:

1 (3). Pokémon Detective Pikachu 1.46 billion yen
2 (2). Avengers: Endgame 4.75 billion yen
3 (1). Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire 7.95 billion yen
4 (4). Kingdom 4.03 billion yen
5 (5). Crayon Shin-chan: Honeymoon Hurricane ~The Lost Hiroshi~ 1.75 billion yen
6 (6). Kakegurui 230 million yen
7 (new). Hikinige: Saikou no Saiaku na Hi
8 (new). Cheer Boys!
9 (new).  The Curse of La Llorona
10 (new). Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato

Kabaneri may be at the bottom of the top 10, but it was just released in 28 theaters so it’s actually quite the impressive feat. It also ranked in first place in Pia’s first day satisfaction ranking with a solid 92.6% score.

Source: Eiga.com via Crunchyroll