One Piece Film Gold Sells 1.7 Million Tickets for 2.3 Billion Yen in 9 Days
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
As of July 31, the One Piece Film Gold anime has earned 2,364,107,000 yen (about US$23.10 million) and sold 1,709,909 tickets on 743 screens since its opening on July 23. The film has surpassed Finding Dory, which earned 2.1 billion yen (about US$21 million) in a similar nine-day period at the Japanese box office, to become the fastest grossing summer film this year in the Japanese box office.
The film earned 1,155,771,000 yen (about US$10.87 million) and sold 820,830 tickets in its opening weekend. 478,528 of those tickets were for the opening day itself, thus earning the film the record for opening-day tickets in 2016 so far.
Toei is projecting that One Piece Film Gold will earn more than 6 billion yen (about US$56.46 million), and will possibly surpass 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.
Source: Anime! Anime!