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Dogasu's Backpack | Old Updates Archive | May 2019

"Pokémon Detective Pikachu" Japanese Box Office Performance, Week Two
May 7th, 2019

Dogasu @ 22:46 JST -- Pokémon Detective Pikachu is now 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 (about US $2.9 million) in Japan. To date the film's been watched by 1,030,000 people and has made 1.4 billion yen (about $12.8 million) in Japan.

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



Detective Pikachu will be one of two Pokemon movies coming out later this year, with the other being Pocket Monsters The Movie "Mewtwo Strikes Back! Evolution". The former currently was released in Japan on May 3rd, 2019.

For the purposes of this website, I will be focusing primarily on the Japanese release of the film.

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"Pokémon Detective Pikachu"
Japanese Box Office Performance, Week One
May 7th, 2019

Dogasu @ 23:52 JST -- So how did Pokémon Detective Pikachu do in its first week in Japanese theaters?

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

The first Hollywood live action Pokémon film debuted in 3rd place in its first weekend here in Japan. According to entertainment news site Eiga.com, Pokémon Detective Pikachu brought in 457 million yen (about US $4.1 million) and was seen by 317,000 people for the two day period of Saturday and Sunday. 
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 (about US $8.6 million) and was seen by 676,000 people.

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 went to Detective Conan "The Fist of Blue Sapphire" and 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


Detective Pikachu will be one of two Pokemon movies coming out later this year, with the other being Pocket Monsters The Movie "Mewtwo Strikes Back! Evolution". The former currently has a release date of May 3rd, 2019 in Japan.

For the purposes of this website, I will be focusing primarily on the Japanese release of the film. More information about its release will be added as it becomes available.

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Detective Pikachu - My Review
May 3rd, 2019

Dogasu @ 17:10 JST -- Detective Pikachu, the Hollywood live action Pokémon movie, hit theaters in Japan earlier today. I got a chance to see the movie earlier this morning so I've written up my thoughts in my spoiler-free review of the film:

Detective Pikachu

For those of you who have seen it...what do you think?

Detective Pikachu will be one of two Pokemon movies coming out later this year, with the other being Pocket Monsters The Movie "Mewtwo Strikes Back! Evolution". The former currently has a release date of May 3rd, 2019 in Japan.

For the purposes of this website, I will be focusing primarily on the Japanese release of the film. More information about its release will be added as it becomes available.

Discuss this on Facebook | Twitter | BMGf




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