"Kingdom" live-action film opens at #2 with a massive 526 million yen
The 23rd Detective Conan feature film's box office domination has shown no signs of slowing down. Konjyou
no Fist/The Fist of Blue Sapphire added a huge 886 million yen from 678,000 ticket sales in its second weekend
of release, easily taking the box office No.1 crown for a second weekend in a row.
The 110-minute film has grossed a vast 3.58 billion yen (270 million yen more than the previous 22nd film
Zero the Enforcer did in its first two weeks), and has sold 2.75 million tickets (290,000 tickets more than
Zero). There is no doubt that it will break the franchise's box office record for seven consecutive years.
The live-action film adaptation of Yasuhisa Hara's historical adventure manga Kingdom starring Kento Yamazaki
(The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.) was released in 341 theaters across Japan on April 19 and ranked second with
a huge 526 million yen. It made a 690 million yen from its first Friday through Sunday, and is expected to end
its domestic run around 4 billion yen.
There were two new anime films ranking in the top 10: the 27th Crayon Shin-chan film Crayon Shin-chan:
Honeymoon Hurricane ~The Lost Hiroshi~ on third with 310 million yen, and an all-new feature film from
the Sound! Euphonium anime franchise, Sound! Euphonium the Movie: Oath's Finale on fifth.
Meanwhile, the live-action film adaptation of Mineo Maya (Patarillo!)'s 1980s comedy manga Tonde Saitama
still ranked seventh even in its ninth weekend. With its amazing total box office gross of 3.4 billion yen so far,
it has become the second top-grossing Japanese live-action film of this year.
Weekend box office in Japan (April 20-21, 2019)
(ticket sales basis)
1 (1). "Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire" - 3.58 billion yen
2 (new). "Kingdom" - 690 million yen
3 (new). "Crayon Shin-chan: Honeymoon Hurricane ~The Lost Hiroshi~" - 310 million yen
4 (new). "Shazam!" - 167 million yen
5 (new). "Sound! Euphonium the Movie: Oath's Finale"
6 (2). "Doraemon the Movie 2019 Nobita's Chronicle of the Moon Exploration" - 4.73 billion yen
7 (5). "Tonde Saitama" - 3.4 billion yen
8 (3). "Hunter Killer" - 260 million yen
9 (7). "Captain Marvel" - 1.97 billion yen
10 (4). "Dumbo" - 850 million yen
"Kingdom" international version trailer
"Crayon Shin-chan: Honeymoon Hurricane ~The Lost Hiroshi~" trailer
"Sound! Euphonium the Movie: Oath's Finale" trailer
Source: Cinemas Plus
©2019 Gosho Aoyama/Detective Conan Production Committee