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One Piece Film Gold Earns 1.1 Billion Yen in Opening Weekend

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film's opening-day earnings beats Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare film

Toei revealed on Monday that the One Piece Film Gold movie earned 1,155,771,000 yen (about US$10.87 million) in its opening weekend, and sold 820,830 tickets over 743 screens, topping the Japanese box office ranking. The film earned 675,176,000 yen (about US$6.35 million) and sold 478,528 tickets on its opening day last Saturday, earning it the record for tickets sold on an opening day for 2016 so far.

The film grossed more on its opening day than April's Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare, but the latter movie earned more for the whole two-day weekend with a total of 1.209 billion yen (about US$11.1 million).

Toei is projecting that One Piece Film Gold will earn more than 6 billion yen (about US$56.46 million), possibly surpassing the 6.87 billion yen (about US$64.64 million) gross of the previous film, One Piece Film Z. While One Piece Film Z screened during a three-week winter break when it opened in 2012, One Piece Film Gold is screening during the four-week summer break and also has 3D, 4DX, and MX4D screenings.

One Piece Film Gold opened in Japan on 743 screens, which is the largest for any Japanese film. The film is also screening with English and Chinese subtitles in five cities in Japan from July 23 to August 5. The film will open in 33 other countries over the rest of the year.

Finding Dory ranked at #2 during the July 23-24 weekend, after having debuted last weekend at #1. Pokémon the Movie XY & Z: Volcanion to Karakuri no Magearna ranked at #3 in its second weekend after debuting at #3 the previous weekend. The Accel World: Infinite Burst film debuted at #9. The film screened in 24 theaters.

Sources: Cinema Today (Saki Imoto), Eiga.com

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