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Dogasu's Backpack | Movies & Specials Guide | Detective Pikachu

Finding out how Pokémon: Detective Pikachu did in the U.S. is one thing, but how about its performance in the country that birthed the franchise in the first place? This page provides a detailed week-by-week look at how the franchise's first live action movie did at the Japanese box office.

Week One (Saturday, May 4th - Sunday, May 5th)

The film debuted in third place in its first week in theaters.

Detective Conan "The Fist of Blue Sapphire"
Avengers: Endgame
Pokémon Detective Pikachu

According to entertainment news site Eiga.com, Pokémon Detective Pikachu brought in 457 million yen and was seen by 317,000 people for the two day period between Saturday May 4th and Sunday May 5th. 
For the entire four day weekend (the film opened on Friday the 3rd, Monday was a national holiday) Pokémon Detective Pikachu brought in 948 million yen and was seen by 676,000 people. Expectations are for the film to eventually top 2.5 billion.

For comparison's sake, last summer's film, Pocket Monsters The Movie "Everyone's Story" brought in a little over 836 million yen in its first four days.


First place, meanwhile, went to Detective Conan "The Fist of Blue Sapphire" while second place went to Avengers: Endgame. The rest of the Top Ten looks like this:

Rank
Last Week
Title
Distributor
No. of Theaters
Weeks in Theaters
1
2
Detective Conan "The Fist of Blue Sapphire"
Toho
363
4
2
1 Avengers: Endgame
Disney
365
2
3
NEW Pokémon Detective Pikachu
Toho
349
1
4
3 Kingdom Toho, Sony Pictures Entertainment
341
3
5
4 Crayon Shin-chan the Movie "Honeymoon Hurricane ~The Lost Hiroshi~"
Toho
355
3
6
NEW
Kakegururi The Movie
Gaga
135
1
7
5
Shazam!
Warner Bros Movies
337
3
8
6
Tonde Saitama
Toei
318
11
9
NEW
King of Prism: Shiny Seven Stars
Avex Pictures
32
1
10
9
Doraemon The Movie "Nobita's Chronicle of the Moon Exploration"
Toho
370
10

Source:  Eiga.com (posted May 7th, 2019)


Week Two (Saturday, May 11th - Sunday, May 12th)

In its second week in theaters Pokémon Detective Pikachu managed to become the Number One movie in Japan.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu Avengers: Endgame
Detective Conan "The Fist of Blue Sapphire"

That's right, the first Hollywood live action Pokémon movie managed to beat the odds and climb its way to the Number One spot after coming in at Number Three its opening weekend! For the weekend of May 11th - 12th, the film was watched by an additional 209,000 people and made 312 million yen in Japan. To date the film's been watched by 1,030,000 people and has made 1.4 billion yen.

Avengers: Endgame remained at Number Two while Detective Conan "The Fist of Blue Sapphire" took Detective Pikachu's old Number Three spot.

Here's what the rest of the Top Ten look like in Japan:

Rank
Last Week
Title
Distributor
No. of Theaters
Weeks in Theaters
1
3
Pokémon Detective Pikachu
Toho
349
2
2
2
Avengers: Endgame
Disney
365
3
3
1 Detective Conan "The Fist of Blue Sapphire" Toho
363
5
4
4 Kingdom Toho, Sony Pictures Entertainment
341
4
5
5 Crayon Shin-chan the Movie "Honeymoon Hurricane ~The Lost Hiroshi~"
Toho
355
4
6
6
Kakegururi The Movie
Gaga
135
2
7
NEW
Hit and Run - The Greatest Worst Day Ever -
Toei
105
1
8
NEW Cheer Boys!!
Bandai Namco Arts, Pony Canyon
106
1
9
NEW
The Curse of La Llorona
Warner Bros. Movies
168
1
10
NEW Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato
Shochiku Media Division
28
1

Source:  Eiga.com (posted May 13th, 2019)

Week Three (Saturday, May 18th - Sunday, May 19th)

The first live action Pokémon movie fell to second place in its third week in theaters.

The Confidence Man JP
Pokémon Detective Pikachu Kingdom

Pokémon Detective Pikachu was watched by 180,000 people and earned 276 million yen over the weekend, bringing its earning total up to 1.9 billion yen.

The American Pokémon movie is joined by The Confidenceman JP at Number One, According to Our Butler at Number Five, Iwane: Sword of Serenity at Number Seven, and the Japanese debut of 2018's Replicas at Number Ten.

Here's what the rest of the Top Ten look like in Japan:

Rank
Last Week
Title
Distributor
No. of Theaters
Weeks in Theaters
1
NEW
The Confidenceman JP
Toho
323
1
2
1
Pokémon Detective Pikachu Toho 349
3
3
4 Kingdom Toho, Sony Pictures Entertainment 341
5
4
3 Detective Conan "The Fist of Blue Sapphire"
Toho
363
6
5
2 Avengers: Endgame Disney 365
4
6
NEW
According to Our Butler
Toei
194
1
7
NEW
Iwane: Sword of Serenity
Shochiku
326
1
8
5
Crayon Shin-chan the Movie "Honeymoon Hurricane ~The Lost Hiroshi~" Toho 355
5
9
6
Kakegururi The Movie Gaga 135
3
10
NEW Replicas
Showgate
83
1

Source:  Eiga.com (posted May 20th, 2019)

Week Four (Saturday, May 25th - Sunday, May 26th)

Detective Pikachu settled back into its old third place slot in its fourth week in theaters.

The Confidence Man JP
Aircraft Carrier Ibuki
Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Director Rob Letterman's first Pokémon movie was watched by an additional 138,000 people and earned 211 million yen over the weekend, bringing the total audience numbers to 1,630,000 people and box office earnings up to 2.3 billion yen.

The newcomers to the Top Ten this week are Aircraft Carrier Ibuki at Number Two, the new Sadako movie at Number Four, and Promare at Number Eight. The rest of the Top Ten looks like this:

Rank
Last Week
Title
Distributor
No. of Theaters
Weeks in Theaters
1
1
The Confidenceman JP
Toho
323
2
2
NEW
Aircraft Carrier Ibuki
Kino Films
331
1
3
2
Pokémon Detective Pikachu Toho 349
4
4
NEW Sadako
Kadokawa
341
1
5
3
Kingdom Toho, Sony Pictures Entertainment 341
6
6
4
Detective Conan "The Fist of Blue Sapphire" Toho 363
7
7
5
Avengers: Endgame Disney 365
5
8
NEW Promare
Toho Visual
200
1
9
8
Crayon Shin-chan the Movie "Honeymoon Hurricane ~The Lost Hiroshi~" Toho 355
6
10
6
According to Our Butler Toei 194
2

Source:  Eiga.com (posted May 27th, 2019)

Week Five (Saturday, June 1st - Sunday, June 2nd)

Hollywood's Pokémon Detective Pikachu dropped to fifth place in its fifth week in Japanese theaters.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters
The Confidence Man JP Aircraft Carrier Ibuki

During those five weeks the film's been seen by 1,850,000 people and has earned 2.6 billion yen.

This week only saw two newcomers to the Japanese Top Ten: Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which took the Number One spot; and Parallel World Love Story, which debuted at Number Four. The rest of the Top Ten looks like this:

Rank
Last Week
Title
Distributor
No. of Theaters
Weeks in Theaters
1
NEW
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Toho
362
1
2
1
The Confidenceman JP Toho 323
3
3
2
Aircraft Carrier Ibuki Kino Films 331
2
4
NEW
Parallel World Love Story
Shochiku
316
1
5
3
Pokémon Detective Pikachu Toho 349
5
6
5
Kingdom Toho, Sony Pictures Entertainment 341
7
7
4
Sadako Kadokawa 341
2
8
6
Detective Conan "The Fist of Blue Sapphire" Toho 363
8
9
7
Avengers: Endgame Disney 365
6
10
8
Promare Toho Visual 200
2

Source:  Eiga.com (posted June 3rd, 2019)

Week Six (Saturday, June 8th - Sunday, June 9th)

How did Pokémon Detective Pikachu do in its sixth week?

Aladdin
Godzilla: King of the Monsters The Confidence Man JP

The Pokémon movie starring Ryan Reynolds and Justice Smith has been seen by 1,960,000 people and has earned 2.7 billion yen in Japan since its debut on May 3rd.

The Japanese Top Ten was joined by Disney's live action Aladdin remake, a film that will remain in the Top Three even after the debut of Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.  The other newcomer this week is
Children of the Sea, a film based on the manga of the same name (怪獣の子供) and which debuted at Number Five. The rest of the Top Ten looks like this:

Rank
Last Week
Title
Distributor
No. of Theaters
Weeks in Theaters
1
NEW
Aladdin
Disney
370
1
2
1
Godzilla: King of the Monsters Toho 362
2
3
2
The Confidenceman JP Toho 323
4
4
3
Aircraft Carrier Ibuki Kino Films 331
3
5
NEW
Children of the Sea
Toho Visual
164
1
6
6
Kingdom Toho, Sony Pictures Entertainment 341
8
7
5
Pokémon Detective Pikachu Toho 349
6
8
4
Parallel World Love Story Shochiku 316
2
9
7
Sadako Kadokawa 341
3
10
8
Detective Conan "The Fist of Blue Sapphire" Toho 363
9

Source:  Eiga.com (posted June 10th, 2019)

Week Seven onwards

Unfortunately, Pokémon Detective Pikachu fell out of the Top Ten in its seventh week in theaters. News outlets typically don't provide box office numbers for films that don't make it to the Top Ten and so the Week Six's numbers are the most recent ones we have. This page will be updated with the final box office numbers should Toho ever release them.


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