Detective Conan- The Scarlet Bullet Promotional Poster

While the Kaiju Epic, Godzilla vs. Kong near $400 million in the Box Office, it was Gosho Aoyama’s Detective Conan- The Scarlet Bullet that has declared victory in this weekend’s International Box Office.

After waiting a year for the movie to premiere, the twenty-fourth film in one of the Longest Running Animes and Manga finally made its long-awaited debut in Theaters, debuting with an impressive amount of 1.69 billion yen (about 15.6 million USD) on 1,122,000 admissions on its first Saturday and Sunday. A statement was made on the Franchise’s Twitter Account, thanking fans and people in the Movie Theater Industry and everyone who made this release possible:

It was the largest opening weekend for the 25-year-old Anime Franchise, Toho, the distributor of the film, has announced that The Scarlet Bullet will not only break the record for the highest-grossing film in the franchise for the eighth consecutive year but is sure to exceed the 10 billion yen mark for the first time, according to Crunchyroll’s Mikikazu Komatsu.

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