The Detective Conan series has been growing in popularity ever since the premiere of its new movie, Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter. In just the first two days of its release, theaters across Japan brought in almost one million viewers. In addition, the movie went on to sell 987,568 tickets, generating 1.28 billion yen (about $11.7 million) since April 15th. The film easily topped Japan’s box office chart last weekend and has an approval rating of 96.1%.
Although this is a tremendous landmark for the Detective Conan series, this news doesn’t come as a shock to its producers. In 2016, Detective Conan: Junkoku no Nightmare sold 933,800 tickets and totaled profits as high as 1.209 billion yen (about $11.1 million) in its first two days of its release. This demonstrates the tremendous popularity that the series has amassed since its inception. In any case, The Crimson Love Letter will be set to break even more records in the coming weeks in terms of profit and viewer enjoyment.