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Japan Box Office: ‘Detective Conan’ Wins Second Weekend, Beats ‘Zootopia’

“Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare,” the 20th feature episode in the animated series about a teenage genius detective trapped in a boy’s body, won its second straight weekend at the Japanese box office during the peak Golden Week holiday period. The film earned $6.1 million on 522,000 admissions to run its cumulative total to $22.5 million, with Toho distributing.

Debuting in a second place on 471 was Disney’s “Zootopia.” The animation took $4 million on 330,000 admissions. This was nearly 10% better than the opening frame for the Pixar animation “Inside Out,” which finished its run in Japan with $36 million.

Highest ranking among new local films was Toho’s “I Am A Hero,” a disaster thriller based on a best-selling novel about a zombie-like holocaust. Yo Oizumi stars as a struggling manga artist turned killer of the undead. Bowing on 284 screens, the film recorded $2 million on 160,000 admissions.

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