As of Monday, the One Piece Film Red animation has sold 11.26 million tickets for 15.7 billion yen (about US$109 million), overtaking Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo anime film (15.5 billion yen, or US$108 million), to rank as the sixth-highest-grossing anime film in Japanese history. Additionally, it is currently the #11 highest-grossing movie ever in Japan.
The movie’s profits have now surpassed those of James Cameron’s Avatar in Japan (15.6 billion yen, or around US$108 million), as well.
Above One Piece Film Red on the list of top-grossing anime movies right now are:
- Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train at #1
- Spirited Away at #2
- your name. at #5
- Princess Mononoke at #7
- Howl’s Moving Castle at #8
In its eighth straight weekend at the top of the box office, the movie sold 259,000 tickets and brought in 358 million yen (about $2.49 million) last weekend. On September20, the movie’s 46th day at the Japanese box office, it reached 15 billion yen (about US$104 million).
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 amount of money made at the box office, it has surpassed previous entries in the franchise as the best-selling and highest-earning movie. It also outperformed Top Gun: Maverick to become the year’s highest-grossing opening-weekend movie in Japan.
On November 4, Crunchyroll will distribute the movie in the US and Canada, and on November 3, in Australia and New Zealand. The North American debut will take place in New York on October 6 at Crunchyroll Expo, which also held the subtitled premiere on September 16 in Australia (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.