One Piece Stampede Film's Opening Day in U.S. Ranks at #6
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Box Office Mojo is listing that the One Piece Stampede anime film earned US$413,015 in 538 theaters on its opening day on Thursday to rank at #6 for the day. The film's per-screen average of US$767 was higher than any other film in the top 10 that day.
The film screened on Thursday with English subtitles, and will also screen in the U.S. with English subtitles on October 29 and 31. The movie screened with an English dub on Saturday, and will screen again in English on October 30. In Canada, the film screened in Japanese with English subtitles on October 25 and will again on November 5, and it will screen in English on October 28 and November 8.
One Piece Stampede marks the 20th anniversary of the anime inspired by Eiichiro Oda's One Piece pirate manga. The film opened in Japan on August 9. The first 3 million theatergoers received a bonus One Piece Comic -Kan-Banpaku- manga. Funimation describes the film's story:
Monkey D. Luffy and his Straw Hat pirate crew are invited to a massive Pirate Festival that brings many of the most iconic characters from throughout the franchise to participate in competition with the Straw Hats to find Roger's treasure. It also pits the Straw Hats against a new enemy named Bullet, a former member of Roger's crew.
The film ranked at #1 in its opening weekend. The movie sold 356,052 tickets on 429 screens in 352 theaters on its opening day, the largest first-day attendance record at the Japanese box office so far in 2019. The new film eventually sold 1,254,372 tickets for 1,646,321,500 yen (about US$15.64 million) from Friday to Monday in its opening weekend. (That Monday was a holiday in Japan.) The film earned 8.4% more and sold 15.3% more tickets over its first four days than One Piece Film Gold. The film has earned a cumulative total of 5,377,145,700 (about US$50.12 million) as of September 22.
Source: Box Office Mojo