Marvel movies are definitely popular worldwide, even in Japan. But you know what is more popular in Japan? Pikachu, it seems. And depending on the week, Detective Conan, too.
During opening weekend in Japan, Avengers: Endgame debuted at number one. Bravo!
Cinema Today reports that the following weekend, Detective Conan: The Fist of the Blue Sapphire came in at number one for the weekend Japanese box office.
The movie that hits the charts as number one movie in all cinemas.
...except in Japan. pic.twitter.com/riIdYlJNAp
— Bontenmaru (@DokuganBAKA) May 12, 2019
The 23rd Detective Conan feature film, ‘Konjou no Fist’ beats Avengers : Endgame in latest box office report from Japan.
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Love how Avengers Endgame is completely nailing the competition in every country.
Then there is Japan pic.twitter.com/zile88FZ2K
— Ken Xyro | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ (@KenXyro) May 12, 2019
This is the twenty-third Detective Conan anime and the animated feature was in its fourth week. Endgame was only in its second weekend.
But surely, Avengers could regain its crown last weekend?
Cinema Today reports that during the week of May 11 and May 12, Detective Pikachu surpassed Avengers: Endgame. Detective Pikachu was in its second week, while Avengers was in its third.
Coming in third place that weekend was Detective Conan.
This is quite a contrast with the US box office. According to Bloomberg, Avengers: Endgame was still number in last weekend’s US box office, beating out Detective Pikachu, which debuted at number two, even after a 57 per cent drop in attendance. Maybe next weekend in the US, Detective Pikachu!