One Piece Film Red Tops 5 Billion Yen as of Saturday
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The staff and cast of the One Piece Film Red anime announced on Saturday that the film has earned over 5 billion yen (about US$37 million). As of Saturday, the film has sold over 3.6 million tickets. The news came during a stage greeting event in a screening at Tokyo's Marunouchi Toei theater.
The film had sold 1.58 million tickets for 2.254 billion yen (about US$16.7 million) to rank #1 at the Japanese box office in its opening weekend (August 6-7). The film earned 78% more in its first two days than the previous film One Piece Stampede did in its first three days. (One Piece Stampede opened on a Friday, as opposed to One Piece Film Red's Saturday opening.)
One Piece Film Red has IMAX screenings in 27 theaters in Japan that started alongside regular screenings. The film also had MX4D, 4DX, and Dolby Atmos screenings on opening day. Crunchyroll will theatrically screen screen the film in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand this fall. The screenings will be available with both Japanese audio with English subtitles, and an English dub.
The film centers on a new character named Uta, Shanks' daughter. Kaori Nazuka is the speaking voice of Uta, while Ado is the character's singing voice. Ado also performs the film's theme song "Shinjidai" ("New Genesis").
Goro Taniguchi (Code Geass, One Piece: Defeat The Pirate Ganzak! special) directed One Piece Film Red. Tsutomu Kuroiwa (One Piece Film Gold, One Piece: Heart of Gold, GANTZ:O, live-action Black Butler) wrote the screenplay, and One Piece manga creator Eiichiro Oda himself served as executive producer.
Sources: Mantan Web