Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire

Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire (名探偵コナン 紺青のフィスト, Meitantei Konan: Konjō no Fisuto) is a 2019 Japanese animated film. It is the twenty-third installment of the Case Closed film series based on the manga series of the same name by Gosho Aoyama, following the 2018 film Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer. The film was released on 12 April 2019.[8] This is the last Heisei-era Case Closed movie, released weeks before the 2019 Japanese imperial transition.[9][10] The setting of the film takes place in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands.

Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire
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Japanese名探偵コナン 紺青のフィスト
Directed byTomoka Nagaoka
Written byTakahiro Okura
Based onCase Closed
by Gosho Aoyama
Starring
Music byKatsuo Ono (Soundtrack), Hiroomi Tosaka (Theme Song: "BLUE SAPPHIRE")[1][2][3]
Production
companies
Distributed byToho Company, Ltd.
Release date
  • April 12, 2019 (2019-04-12)
Running time
109 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese
English
Box office
  • ¥9.31 billion (Japan)[4]
  • $119.9 million (worldwide)[5][6][7]

CastEdit

Box officeEdit

In Japan, the film sold 313,724 tickets and earned ¥422,465,000 on its opening day.[13] The film topped the Japanese box office and grossed ¥1.88 billion in its opening weekend, setting a new franchise record.[14] The film remained at the top in its second weekend, selling 678,000 tickets and earning ¥886 million, for a two-week total of ¥3.58 billion ($32.42 million) at the box office.[15] It dropped to number two in its third week, dethroned by new release Avengers: Endgame, before Detective Conan regained the top spot in its fourth week, beating Avengers: Endgame and new release Pokémon: Detective Pikachu.

In its fifth week, Detective Conan was dethroned by Detective Pikachu at the Japanese box office. In five weeks, The Fist of Blue Sapphire grossed ¥7,951,036,700 ($72.26 million) in Japan.[16] By its seventh weekend, the film had sold 6.71 million tickets and grossed ¥8,575,715,400 ($78.25 million) in Japan.[17] As of 21 June 2019, it had sold 7.4 million tickets and exceeded ¥9 billion at the Japanese box office.[18] As of 7 July 2019, the film has grossed ¥9.1 billion ($82,409,621) domestically, making it one of the top 50 highest-grossing films ever in Japan.[19] The Fist of Blue Sapphire became the highest-grossing Detective Conan film, surpassing Zero the Enforcer.

Overseas, the film debuted at number two in China, behind only domestic Chinese film Jade Dynasty.[20] The Fist of Blue Sapphire has since grossed $32.4 million in China, as of 22 September 2019.[21] In other territories, the film has grossed $1,728,708 in South Korea and Vietnam,[22] and $65,812 in the United Arab Emirates.[23]

ReceptionEdit

Ni Nyoman Wira, in The Jakarta Post, wrote "Though it sometimes feels there is too little screen-time for Conan, the movie balances it out, especially toward the end."[24]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Credited in film.
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  3. ^ Inc, Natasha. "三代目JSB登坂広臣、劇場版コナン新作に主題歌提供「疾走感を与えられたら」(コメントあり / 動画あり)". 音楽ナタリー.
  4. ^ "歴代ランキング - CINEMAランキング通信". www.kogyotsushin.com. Retrieved 2019-09-16.
  5. ^ "Rankings". Comscore, Inc. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2019-09-22. Retrieved 2019-09-22.
  6. ^ "Comscore Worldwide Box office Weekend September 22".
  7. ^ "Meitantei Conan: Konjo no Fisuto (2019) - Financial Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2019-09-19.
  8. ^ "Detective Conan Movie 23: The Fist of Blue Sapphire Anime Recommendations - Anime-Planet". www.anime-planet.com.
  9. ^ 劇場版名探偵コナン【公式】 [@conan_movie] (April 1, 2019). "新元号 ◤ 令和 ◢ 平成最後の作品となる#紺青の拳 をよろしくお願いいたします!" (Tweet). Retrieved 2019-04-03 – via Twitter.
  10. ^ "平成最後の劇場版『名探偵コナン 紺青の拳』が4月12日から全国東宝系でロードショー!". AppBank. 2019-04-09. Retrieved 2019-04-13.
  11. ^ a b "劇場版『名探偵コナン 紺青の拳(フィスト)』". 劇場版『名探偵コナン 紺青の拳(フィスト)』.
  12. ^ a b "23rd Detective Conan Film's Teaser Reveals Cast, Staff". Anime News Network.
  13. ^ "Detective Conan: Fist of Blue Sapphire Anime Film Earns 422 Million Yen on Opening Day". Gojinshi. 2019-04-14. Retrieved 2019-04-14.
  14. ^ Komatsu, Mikikazu (April 16, 2019). "Japan Box Office: 23rd Detective Conan Film Triumphs with Record-Breaking Opening". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  15. ^ Komatsu, Mikikazu (April 23, 2019). "Japan Box Office: 23rd Detective Conan Film Easily Crosses 3.5 Billion Yen Mark". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  16. ^ "Detective Pikachu Tops Endgame, Detective Conan in 2nd Weekend". Anime News Network. May 14, 2019. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  17. ^ "Ibuki Opens at #2, Sadako at #4, Promare at #8 in Japan". Anime News Network. 28 May 2019. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  18. ^ "名探偵コナン:劇場版「紺青の拳」の4Dアトラクション"出国"上映が8月23日から実施". MANTANWEB (in Japanese). 21 June 2019. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  19. ^ "歴代興収ベスト100" [All-time box office top 100] (in Japanese). Kogyo Tsushinsha. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  20. ^ Davis, Rebecca (16 September 2019). "China Box Office: 'Jade Dynasty' in Front Ahead of Mixed Competition". Variety. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  21. ^ "Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire". EntGroup. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  22. ^ "Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  23. ^ "United Arab Emirates Box Office, June 20–23, 2019". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  24. ^ Ni Nyoman Wira (2019-07-26). "Conan, Kid save Singapore from destruction in 'Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire'". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2019-12-21.

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