Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet (Meitantei Conan: Hiiro no Dangan), 24th film in the movie franchise, dominated the Japanese and Chinese box offices last weekend. In Japan, the film grossed 2,218,130,800 yen (approximately US$20.5 million) in its first three days with 1,533,054 tickets sold. In China, the film grossed US$16.8 million in its first three days, with a net worldwide gross of US$37 million.
Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet is the 24th instalment of the Detective Conan film franchise. The film was supposed to premiere on April 17th, 2020, but it was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic. The film finally opened last week on Friday with simultaneous release all over the world. The film released in the following countries – Indonesia, the Philippines, Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Luxembourg, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and France. The staff of the movie include –
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The plot takes place in Tokyo, where Japan is preparing for the forthcoming World Sports Games (WSG), the world’s biggest athletic event. The “Japanese Bullet,” the world’s first vacuum-tube superconducting linear rail, is being designed using cutting-edge Japanese technology and will be unveiled during the WSG opening ceremonies. The train can travel at speeds of up to 1,000 kilometers per hour from Shin Nagoya Station to Tokyo Station (about 600 miles per hour). However, a bizarre occurrence unfolds at a party hosted by well-known major donors, resulting in a series of executive kidnappings. Conan deduces a potential connection to the WSG’s mass abductions in Boston 15 years before.
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