DETECTIVE CONAN Has Outsold AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR In The Japanese Box Office

DETECTIVE CONAN Has Outsold AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR In The Japanese Box Office

The anime film Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer is still hanging at the top of the Japanese box office for it's third weekend in a row, topping even Avengers: Infinity War's opening weekend.

Last weekend the highly anticipated super hero film Avengers: Infinity War opened but fans were surprised with shocking news, it had been topped on it's opening weekend by an unexpected competitor. The anime film Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer has stomped on top of the Avengers to come out on top in box office sales for it's third week in a row!

This is the 22nd Conan feature film and it sold a whopping 453,000 tickets in the weekend of April 28-29, which was 16,000 more than Avengers: Infinity War did in its opening weekend in Japan.

After breaking the franchise's opening weekend record, Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer has collected over 4.8 billion yen on 3.74 million admissions from its three-week domestic run. It has already become the third top-grossing film in the franchise after three weeks, behind the 21st film Crimson Love Letter (2017/6.87 billion yen) and the 20th film Pure Black Nightmare (2016/6.33 billion).

What is interesting is that despite having many promotional efforts to hit the Japanese audience with a super hero collaboration with the My Hero Academia characters, Walt Disney's third Avengers film Avengers: Infinity War was not able to make much impact in Japan. The latest superhero film earned a small 672 million yen from the 437,000 tickets sales on its opening weekend, which is 16.4% down from the opening weekend of Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015.

If you want to check out the full Avengers x My Hero Academia collaboration, click here!

Here is the full list of the top films in the Japanese box office for your viewing pleasure:

1. "Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer"
2. "Avengers: Infinity War"
3. "Ready Player One"
4. "Crayon Shin-chan Burst Serving! Kung Fu Boys ~Ramen Rebellion~"
5. "Coco"
6. "Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun"
7. "Inuyashiki"
8. "Marmalade Boy"
9. "The Boss Baby"
10. "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle"

What are your thoughts on the top films in the box office for Japan right now? Are you surprised that the Avengers were beat on their opening weekend? Sound off with your thoughts down below!
DISCLAIMER: AnimeMojo.com is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
Related Headlines
First STAR WARS: VISIONS Disney+ Anthology Series Funko POP! Revealed Alongside New S.H. Figuarts Figures

First STAR WARS: VISIONS Disney+ Anthology Series Funko POP! Revealed Alongside New S.H. Figuarts Figures

Bandai and Funko have unveiled new S.H. Figuarts figures and the first POP! vinyl bobblehead, respectively, based on the Disney+ anime series Star Wars: Visions. Check it out...
POKÉMON UNITE Festive Update Coming December 15th With New Dragonite Pokémon; Servers Down Later Today

POKÉMON UNITE Festive Update Coming December 15th With New Dragonite Pokémon; Servers Down Later Today

Online multiplayer arena mobile game Pokémon Unite will be subject to maintenance later today, making the game temporarily unplayable on all devices, ahead of The Holiday Festival update on December 15th.
TRIBE NINE Anime Opening And Ending Theme Songs Revealed!

TRIBE NINE Anime Opening And Ending Theme Songs Revealed!

Check out the opening and ending songs for the upcoming baseball-themed anime Tribe Nine, and find out where and when you can watch it!
JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 Movie Gets An Awesome IMAX Poster

JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 Movie Gets An Awesome IMAX Poster

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is set to hit Japanese theaters later this month and a brand-new poster has been released to celebrate its IMAX theatrical release!
ARIFURETA: FROM COMMONPLACE TO WORLD'S STRONGEST Season 2 Update!

ARIFURETA: FROM COMMONPLACE TO WORLD'S STRONGEST Season 2 Update!

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest is set to premiere next month and we have a new poster to celebrate the upcoming premiere!
Latest Headlines
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 Poster Released Ahead Of First Official Trailer Debut Tomorrow

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 Poster Released Ahead Of First Official Trailer Debut Tomorrow

The first official trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be released tomorrow during The Game Awards event at 8PM (eastern time). Hit the jump to check out the first official poster.
First STAR WARS: VISIONS Disney+ Anthology Series Funko POP! Revealed Alongside New S.H. Figuarts Figures

First STAR WARS: VISIONS Disney+ Anthology Series Funko POP! Revealed Alongside New S.H. Figuarts Figures

Bandai and Funko have unveiled new S.H. Figuarts figures and the first POP! vinyl bobblehead, respectively, based on the Disney+ anime series Star Wars: Visions. Check it out...
POKÉMON UNITE Festive Update Coming December 15th With New Dragonite Pokémon; Servers Down Later Today

POKÉMON UNITE Festive Update Coming December 15th With New Dragonite Pokémon; Servers Down Later Today

Online multiplayer arena mobile game Pokémon Unite will be subject to maintenance later today, making the game temporarily unplayable on all devices, ahead of The Holiday Festival update on December 15th.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2: The Game Awards Host Geoff Keighley Teases The First Trailer Is Coming This Thursday

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2: The Game Awards Host Geoff Keighley Teases The First Trailer Is Coming This Thursday

The Game Awards event, taking place this Thursday, will play host to the first official trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie. That's at least what seems to be the case based on this Twitter exchange.
TRIBE NINE Anime Opening And Ending Theme Songs Revealed!

TRIBE NINE Anime Opening And Ending Theme Songs Revealed!

Check out the opening and ending songs for the upcoming baseball-themed anime Tribe Nine, and find out where and when you can watch it!
AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER Studio Creating New Animation Style For Future Projects

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER Studio Creating New Animation Style For Future Projects

Avatar: The Last Airbender creators are developing a new animation style that blends traditional 2D with CG elements for their future projects. Find out more...
RUMBLE GARANNDOLL English Dub Cast And Crew Revealed

RUMBLE GARANNDOLL English Dub Cast And Crew Revealed

The English dub voice cast and crew has been revealed just in time for today's English dub premiere of mecha anime series Rumble Garanndoll!
JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 Movie Gets An Awesome IMAX Poster

JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 Movie Gets An Awesome IMAX Poster

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is set to hit Japanese theaters later this month and a brand-new poster has been released to celebrate its IMAX theatrical release!