Beaten by Detective Conan movie and Detective Pikachu.
While Avengers: Endgame‘s opening weekend in the country was at number one, the film was taken down a few notches the following weekend thanks to the latest Detective Conan movie subtitled “The Fist of the Blue Sapphire”.
The movie that hits the charts as number one movie in all cinemas.
…except in Japan. pic.twitter.com/riIdYlJNAp
— Bontenmaru (@DokuganBAKA) May 12, 2019
The 23rd Detective Conan feature film, ‘Konjou no Fist’ beats Avengers : Endgame in latest box office report from Japan.
— ӀɑӀɑíиҽ 🍥 ɢɪᴠᴇ ᴜs ᴜɴɴᴀᴛᴜʀᴀʟ 2ɴᴅ sᴇᴀsᴏɴ (@yullaineedesu) May 12, 2019
Love how Avengers Endgame is completely nailing the competition in every country.
Then there is Japan pic.twitter.com/zile88FZ2K
— Ken Xyro | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ (@KenXyro) May 12, 2019
On top of that, Cinema Today reported that Pokémon: Detective Pikachu surpassed Avengers: Endgame during the week of 11th and 12th May. Keep in mind that the twenty-third Detective Conan film was in its fourth week in the country, while Avengers: Endgame was on its second weekend. Detective Pikachu was on its second weekend.
This contrast in what Japan likes -which is anime and great live-adaptations of anime/game properties- prove that not even 2019’s most-anticipated Western comic book film can make a dent in the country’s esoteric pop culture barrier.