“Detective Conan” Movie Tops Box Office

April 19, 2024

The production team behind the movie “Detective Conan: The Million Dollar Pentagram,” the 27th installment of the franchise, announced last Saturday that on its opening day alone, the film grossed approximately 1.2 trillion yen, which is just over 7.8 million dollars. As if that wasn’t enough, its success continued to spread throughout the weekend, collecting 1.35 trillion yen on Sunday, 8.8 million dollars, making an impressive total by the end of the weekend of 2.55 trillion yen, 16.58 million dollars. Needless to say, these are literally impressive figures, in every sense.

After sweeping those numbers, “Detective Conan: The Million Dollar Pentagram” has surpassed its predecessor, the previous franchise film, “Black Iron Submarine,” which had held the title of “best franchise debut” and “highest-grossing opening weekend” until just a few days ago. This weekend, “Black Iron Submarine” was surpassed in every way.

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As we mentioned, “Detective Conan: The Million Dollar Pentagram” is the 27th movie of the “Detective Conan” franchise and is the first to have midnight screenings. Currently, the movie is showing in 515 cinemas across Japan, which also marks the highest number of screenings in the history of the “Detective Conan” movie series, and as if that were not enough, it is also shown in IMAX in 50 theaters, in MX4D in 14 theaters, in 4DX in 64 theaters, and in Dolby Cinema in 8 theaters!

The famous Japanese singer aiko participates in the production, performing the closing theme of the feature film, Sōshi Sōai.

This installment of the franchise takes place within the popular manga by Gosho Aoyama. The manga “Detective Conan” has to date 105 compiled volumes available on the Japanese market, in addition to several spin-off mangas, such as “Zero’s Tea Time” (available in its anime format on Netflix), “Wild Police Story,” and “Hannin no Hanzawa-san” (the latter also available on Netflix in its animated format). The anime “Detective Conan,” for its part, has been broadcast in Japan since 1996 and can be enjoyed in other countries through Cartoon Network, as well as other channels and streaming services.


Detective Conan” follows the story of Shinichi Kudo, a prodigious teenage detective who, after witnessing an illegal transaction, is poisoned by criminals. Instead of killing him, the poison transforms him into a child. Adopting the name Conan Edogawa, Shinichi continues to solve cases, keeping his true identity secret, while living with his childhood friend Ran Mouri and her father, the private detective Kogoro Mouri. At the same time, he searches for the members of the organization that poisoned him to find an antidote that will allow him to regain his original form.

In the movie “Detective Conan: The Million Dollar Pentagram,” Conan faces a new and complicated case that begins with the mysterious murder of a man in a mansion. Early investigations lead Conan and his friends to a pentagram drawn with mansions in Tokyo, where each point of the pentagram hides a crucial clue. As they progress, they discover that the motive behind the murder is intrinsically linked to a legendary hidden treasure worth millions of dollars, a secret that many people want to keep hidden at any cost.

The plot thickens with the appearance of an enigmatic character who seems to deeply understand the secrets of the pentagram and whose intentions are dubious. As Conan and the team of young detectives delve deeper into the mystery, they find themselves involved in a series of dangerous events that test their wits and courage. The clues lead them through ingenious traps and close encounters with the antagonists, gradually unraveling the story behind the treasure and revealing the unexpected connections between those involved in the case.

Okay, if you haven’t been living under a rock for the last few decades, you already know very well who and what we’re talking about, right? Now it’s time for you to go to the comments, and tell us about your favorite moments from the saga, or if you’ve been lucky enough to already enjoy the movie, then come tell us what you thought, but ATTENTION!! NO SPOILERS! 😀 … And you know, we’ll be reading!

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