One Piece Film Red Sells Over 10 Million Tickets in 38 Days
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official Twitter account for the One Piece Film Red anime announced on Tuesday that the film has sold more than 10 million tickets, and earned more than 13.94 billion yen (about US$97.80 million) as of Monday, its 38th day in the Japanese box office.
The film had sold over 9.94 million tickets for 13,868,544,850 yen (about US$97.31 million) as of Sunday, thus overtaking Jujutsu Kaisen 0 to become the #8 all-time highest-earning anime film in Japan and the #14 all-time highest-earning film in Japan.
The film earned 494,268,690 yen (about US$3.46 million) from Friday to Sunday, and sold 355,000 tickets over the weekend, ranking #1 for the sixth consecutive weekend.
One Piece Film Red opened in Japan on August 6. The film ranked #1 in the Japanese box office in its opening weekend. The film sold 1.58 million tickets and earned 2.254 billion yen (about US$16.7 million) in its first two days. 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). It has become the franchise's highest-selling and highest-earning film installment, in terms of both the number of tickets sold and yen earned at the box office. It has also topped Top Gun: Maverick to become the highest-earning film to open in Japan so far this year.
Crunchyroll will release in the United States and Canada on November 4, and in Australia and New Zealand on November 3. In addition, Crunchyroll Expo Australia will host the subtitled premiere on September 16, followed by the North American premiere in New York on October 6 (which is also the first day of New York Comic Con). Crunchyroll describes the story:
Uta —the most beloved singer in the world. Renowned for concealing her own identity when performing, her voice has come to be described as “otherworldly.” Now, for the first time ever, Uta will herself to the world at a live concert. As the venue fills with all kinds of Uta fans —excited pirates, the Navy watching closely, and the Straw Hats led by Luffy who simply came to enjoy her sonorous performance —the voice that the whole world has been waiting for is about to resound. The story begins with the shocking fact that she is 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: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web, One Piece Film Red anime's Twitter account via Otakomu