April 14-15, 2012
1 (NEW) Detective Conan: The Eleventh Stroker (Toho) Week 1
2 (NEW) Battleship (Toho-Towa) Week 1
3 (1) SPEC: The Movie (Toho) Week 2
4 (NEW) Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi o Yobu! Ora to Uchū no Princess (Toho) Week 1
5 (NEW) John Carter (Walt Disney) Week 1
6 (2) We Were There: Part I (Toho) Week 5
7 (4) Titanic 3D (Fox) Week 2
8 (3) Doraemon: Nobita and the Island of Miracles (Toho) Week 7
9 (7) The Artist (Gaga) Week 2
10 (5) Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows (Warner Bros.) Week 6
[ Detective Conan: The Eleventh Striker debuts in first place on 351 screens to an outstanding ¥629,740,550 ($7.82 million) on 540,975 admissions, and achieves several accomplishments in the process.
Not only is it the biggest opening weekend of the year, it’s also the biggest opening in the Detective Conan, 16 film, history. It’s also the first movie this year, and since last July, to sell over 500,000 tickets opening weekend.
This will put it well on track to become the most attended and highest grossing Detective Conan film, aiming for over 3 million admissions and ¥3.5 billion ($43.5 million). ]
[ Battleship, released by Toho’s subsidiary company Toho-Towa, was released on 545 screens and brought in 237,869 admissions for ¥292,163,000 ($3.65 million) for the weekend. The film opened early on Friday, bringing it’s 3-Day total to 298,215 admissions and ¥364,004,500 ($4.52 million).
A very solid debut that should lead it to 1.5 million admissions and ¥2 billion ($25 million). ]
[ SPEC: The Movie falls to third place in it’s second weekend, but has already exceeded ¥1 billion ($12.5 million) in 9 days. It’s currently on target for ¥2.5 billion ($30 million) or more. ]
[ Opening in fourth place on 330 screens was Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi o Yobu! Ora to Uchū no Princess. The 20th entry in this franchise opened to 174,672 admissions and ¥195,315,600 ($2.42 million), on par with it’s predecessors and will gross over ¥1 billion ($12.5 million). ]
[ And lastly, debuting in a disappointing fifth place, is Walt Disney’s John Carter. The film opened very wide on 692 screens, but barely sold over 100,000 tickets (105,086) during the weekend to gross ¥149,231,400 ($1.85 million). Like Battleship, John Carter opened early on Friday, bringing it’s 3-Day total to a mediocre 129,306 admissions and ¥182,695,400 ($2.23 million). ]