Detective Conan: The Million-Dollar Pentagram Becomes Franchise’s Highest Grossing Film

It surpassed the record held by the 26th feature film.

Detective Conan: The Million-Dollar Pentagram

The 27th feature film of Detective Conan anime series, titled Detective Conan: The Million Dollar Pentagram, has set a new box office record. The film has amassed a remarkable 9.77 million viewers and grossed 14.01 billion yen in just 45 days.

The film has thereby surpassed the record held by the 26th feature film, titled Detective Conan: Black Iron Submarine (2023), which earned 13.88 billion yen.

This feat makes Detective Conan: The Million Dollar Pentagram the highest-grossing film in the franchise history.

Here is a breakdown of the film’s box office performance:

  • Opening Day: 630,000 admissions, 960 million yen
  • First 3 Days: 2,274,333 admissions, 3,352,494,500 yen
  • 10 Days: 6.5 billion yen
  • 22 Days: 7,320,000 admissions, 10.5 billion yen
  • 25 Days: 8,453,000 admissions, 12.099 billion yen
  • 31 Days: 8,980,000 admissions, 12.8 billion yen
  • 38 Days: 9,430,000 admissions, 13.5 billion yen
  • 45 Days: 9,770,000 admissions, 14.01 billion yen

Detective Conan: The Million-Dollar Pentagram hit the Japanese theatres on April 12, 2024.

The film had achieved the second highest opening weekend collection for an anime movie, overtaking the opening week gross of JJK 0 movie (2.6 billion yen).

It also surpassed the opening day numbers of the 26th feature film with a significant 112% increase.

The film also crossed 10 billion yen within just 22 days of its release, marking the first time in Japanese anime film history that a franchise has achieved 10 billion yen for two consecutive films.

Chika Nagaoka served as the director for Detective Conan: The Million-Dollar Pentagram, with screenplay by Takahiro Okura.

The 26th feature film, Detective Conan: Kurogane no Submarine released on April 14, 2023.

Twenty-seven feature films based on the Case Closed series have been released. They are animated by TMS Entertainment and produced by Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, Nippon Television, ShoPro, and Toho. The first seven were directed by Kenji Kodama, films 8–14 were directed by Yasuichiro Yamamoto, films 15-21 were directed by Kobun Shizuno, film 22 was directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa, films 23 and 24 were directed by Chika Nagaoka, and film 25 was directed by Susumu Mitsunaka.

Detective Conan, is a Japanese detective manga series written and illustrated by Gosho Aoyama. It has been serialized in Shogakukan’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shonen Sunday since January 1994, with its chapters collected in 102 tankōbon volumes as of September 2022.

Due to legal problems with the name Detective Conan, the English language releases from Funimation and Viz were renamed to Case Closed.

The anime version of Case Closed is produced by Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation and TMS Entertainment. Over 1000 episodes have aired in Japan since the anime’s premiere on January 8, 1996, making it the fifteenth longest anime series to date.

Source: Oricon

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