One Piece Film Gold's Earnings Surpass 4 Billion Yen
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
One Piece Film Gold has now earned 4,200,422,000 yen (about US$41.94 million) at the Japanese box office as of Wednesday, 26 days after it opened. Additionally, the film has been seen 3,138,154 times. To commemorate the film's success, the opening animation for the episode of One Piece that will air on August 21 will change to a "film version." Japan's O-bon holidays, which started on August 13, have bolstered the sales of the film.
The film had earned 3 billion yen (about US$29.29 million) after 16 days in theaters. The film ranked at #4 during the August 13-14 weekend, its fourth weekend in theaters.
Including this film, the franchise's 13 films have earned a total of 30 billion yen (US$292 million) since 2000. One Piece Film Gold is currently the third-highest earning film in the franchise, with the 2009 One Piece: Strong World at second with 4.8 billion yen (about US$46.87 million), and the 2012 One Piece Film Z at 6.87 billion yen (about US$64.64 million).
Toei is projecting that One Piece Film Gold will earn more than 6 billion yen (about US$56.46 million). 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.
The film opened in Japan on July 23, and it will screen in 33 other countries.
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