Twenty-three previous movies were released in the Detective Conan franchise, but Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet’s opening weekend shows there’s still plenty of interest. The franchise’s twenty-fourth movie nabbed the number one spot at the Japanese box office, pushing Evangelion out of the way.
All told, 1,533,054 tickets were bought in Japan, raking in about $20.5 million.
The movie also did well in China, where it earned $16.8 million.
Meanwhile, Evangelion fell to number two, the live-action Monster Hunter movie moved from third to fourth place, and Demon Slayer dropped to number five. The third Girls und Panzer das Finale movie took the eighth spot.
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.