The Detective Conan anime franchise’s 25th feature film Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween was finally released in Japan on April 15, and its first day box-office revenue was 124 percent of that of the top-grossing film in the series, The Fist of Blue Sapphire. If the momentum continues, the final box-office result could reach 10 billion yen for the first time in the franchise.
As the franchise’s 23rd film, Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire was released in Japan on April 19, 2019, and earned 422,465,000 yen (3.34 million USD) on 313,724 admissions on its first day. So, the first day gross of The Bride of Halloween was estimated to be about 523 million yen (4.13 million USD). However, that was 77 percent of the first day gross of the previous 24th film The Scarlet Bullet, which was released on April 16, 2021, and earned 680 million yen (5.37 million USD) on its first day.
Despite the very good start, the momentum of the previous 24th film was slowed by the third declaration of a state of emergency in its second weekend, which forced many theaters to close. As a result, its final box-office performance ended up being the third largest in the franchise at 7.65 billion yen (60.5 million USD). The final outcome of the latest 25th film may also depend on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan.
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Sources: Mantan Web, Oricon News
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