On Thursday, the official website for the anime One Piece Film Red stated that as of Tuesday, September 20, the movie has made 15 billion yen (about $103 million) in its 46th day at the Japanese box office. To mark the achievement, Eiichiro Oda created a drawing that shows Uta, the movie’s protagonist, on a wanted poster alongside the majority of the franchise’s other prominent characters, but with the proceeds from the movie’s sales instead of a bounty amount.
As of Sunday, the movie has raked in 14,755,032,100 yen (about US$97.31 million) from the sale of nearly 10.72 million tickets.
The movie has surpassed Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering With You to become the #7 highest grossing anime movie and the #13 highest grossing movie in Japanese history, respectively.
On August 6, Japan saw the release of One Piece Film Red. In its first weekend, the movie took the top spot at the Japanese box office. In its first two days, the movie grossed 2.254 billion yen (approximately $16.7 million) from the sale of 1.58 million tickets. One Piece Film Red released on a Saturday, whereas One Piece Stampede opened on a Friday. As a result, the movie made 78 percent more in its first two days than it did in its first three. In terms of the quantity of tickets sold and the yen made at the box office, it has surpassed previous entries in the series in both sales and revenue. It has also surpassed Top Gun: Maverick to become the year’s highest-earning opening-weekend movie in Japan.
On November 4, Crunchyroll will be available in the US and Canada; on November 3, it will be available in Australia and New Zealand. In addition, the subtitled debut will take place at Crunchyroll Expo Australia on September 16 before the North American premiere takes place in New York on October 6. (which is also the first day of New York Comic Con).
The film is focused on Uta, a new character who is Shanks’ daughter. Uta’s speaking voice is provided by Kaori Nazuka, and Ado performs the character’s singing. Additionally, Ado sings “Shinjidai,” the film’s theme song (“New Genesis”). One Piece Film Red was helmed by Code Geass and One Piece: Defeat The Pirate Ganzak! director Goro Taniguchi. The screenplay was written by Tsutomu Kuroiwa (One Piece Film Gold, One Piece: Heart of Gold, GANTZ:O, and the live-action Black Butler), and the executive producer was Eiichiro Oda, the guy behind the One Piece comic series.