Japan Box Office: “Crimson Love Letter” Becomes Top-Grossing Film in Conan Franchise

As expected, the 21st Detective Conan feature film Karakurenai no Love Letter/Crimson Love Letter delivered a very good 117 million yen on 89,000 admissions even in its 7th weekend of May 27-28. The film’s total domestic gross now tops 6.35 billion yen, surpassing last year’s 20th film Junkoku no Nightmare/Pure Black Nightmare (6.33 billion yen) and becoming the highest grossing film in the Detective Conan film series.

The ranking list below shows that the film series has been renewing its own box office record for five consecutive years since 2013’s Zekkai no Private Eye/Private Eye in the Distant Sea. The 21st film will surpass 5 million ticket sales in Japan soon and is expected to be the 30th top grossing Japanese film of all-time surpassing Pokémon: The Movie 2000 (6.4 billion yen).

“Detective Conan” film box office top 10 in Japan

 1. “Crimson Love Letter” (21st/2017) – 6.35 billion yen

 2. “Pure Black Nightmare” (20th/2016) – 6.33 billion 

 3. “Sunflowers of Inferno” (19th/2015) – 4.48 billion

 4. “Dimensional Sniper” (18th/2014) – 4.11 billion

 5. “Private Eye in the Distant Sea” (17th/2013) – 3.63 billion

 6. “The Raven Chaser” (13th/2009) – 3.5 billion

 7. “The Phantom of Baker Street” (6th/2002) – 3.4 billion

 8. “The Eleventh Striker” (16th/2012) – 3.29 billion

 9. “Crossroad in the Ancient Capital” (7th/2003) – 3.2 billion

 10. “The Lost Ship in The Sky” (14th/2010) – 3.2 billion

Weekend box office in Japan (May 13-14, 2017)

 1 (1). “Beauty and the Beast”

 2 (new). “Kazoku wa Tsuraiyo 2”

 3 (new). “Chotto Imakara Kaisha Yametekuru”

 4 (2). “Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter”

 5 (3). “Peach Girl”

 6 (4). “The Fate of the Furious”

 7 (6). “Kimi no Manazashi”

 8 (5). “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”

 9 (8). “Teiichi no Kuni”

10 (7). “Arrival”

“Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter” trailer

Source: Eiga.com, Movie Walker

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