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IMAX update | Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet opens heavily in Japan

The 23rd film in the popular Detective Conan Franchise (known as case closed in the US) is a hit in Japan. Detective Conan: The Scarlet Orb had a great opening weekend in its native Japan when it grossed $ 1.2 million. Since it was only shown on 38 IMAX screens, that means each screen grossed $ 32,000. This is the third highest IMAX opening weekend since the pandemic began Demon Hunter and Shin Evangelion.

So much for all-time records Detective Conan: Scarlet Orb it is now the fourth highest IMAX opening screen for a local Japanese title, trailing just 5 percent Weathering with youOpening. It is the third tallest IMAX opening day for a local film in Japan and the eighth tallest IMAX opening ever held in the country War of stars: Rogue One and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As always, the film series, which is based on the popular anime and manga of the same name, shows the shrunken detective Shinichi Kudo, who pretends to be Conan Edogawa and solves crimes. The latest film revolves around an Olympic sports festival and high-speed bullet train.

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Elsewhere, Godzilla versus Kong raised $ 1.4 million that weekend to bring the IMAX total to $ 35 million. A re-release of Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Raised $ 700,000 in China and Russia, increasing it to $ 1.3 million since they were back in theaters.

Next week will see Mortal Kombat Open to 334 IMAX screens while Demon Hunter will have a preview of Thursday and selected performances over the weekend. Plus, Rurouni Kenshin: The final is released in Japan, and Wrath of man opened in Russia.

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