Detective Conan defeats the Avengers at the box office!!

Well, it seems that Thanos isn’t the only one beating the Avengers. Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer, the 22nd film in the “Detective Conan (Case Closed)” franchise, sold an impressive 453,000 tickets in the weekend of April 28-29, which is 16,000 more than the 20th Marvel Studios film, “Avengers: Infinity War” did in it opening weekend in Japan. With the ticket sales, Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer made 4.8 billion yen, placing it third among the top-grossing “Detective Conan” films. The “Crimson Love Letter”, the 21st and top-grossing film in the franchise, made 6.87 billion yen in 2017 and “Pure Black Nightmare”, the 20th film, sits in second place with 6.33 billion yen in box sales.

Despite numerous promotions including the collaboration poster featuring “My Hero Academia” characters, the third Avengers film was not able to make much on an impact in the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’. Avengers: Infinity War took in a slightly disappointing 672 million yen from the 437, 000 tickets sold in its debut weekend. This is a 16.4% decrease from Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015, which made 707 million yen in its July 4 opening weekend.