“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.