After dominating Japan, One Piece Film: Red is coming to take on the world by storm! The One Piece Film: Red anime earned an estimated total of $9,475,251 in its first three days in the United States, placing it second overall at the weekend box office. It is less than the expected gross of US$18,520,299 for Black Adam’s second weekend.
The film’s updated aggregate opening day total in 2,367 theaters was $4,826,670 USD. (The opening day count includes Thursday preview screenings, which generated US$1,696,124.) The opening day earnings just beat out Black Adam to score first for Friday earnings only.
In comparison, Crunchyroll’s release of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero in 3,007 locales in the United States in August garnered a combined opening-day total of US$10,745,264. The picture grossed $20.1 million in its first weekend in North America. In comparison, the previous One Piece feature, One Piece Stampede, was released as an event screening in the United States in 2019 and earned a total of US$1,308,571.
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One Piece Film: Red was released on Crunchyroll in the United States and Canada on Friday, and in Australia and New Zealand on Thursday. On October 22, the English dub had its global premiere at GKIDS, Annecy, and Variety magazine’s Animation Is Film Festival.
On August 6, One Piece Film: Red was released in Japan. In terms of both ticket sales and yen made at the box office, the film has become the franchise’s highest-selling and highest-earning film chapter. The picture has also surpassed Top Gun: Maverick as the highest-earning film in Japan so far this year. The anime is the sixth-highest-earning anime film in Japan and the ninth-highest-earning film in Japan. As of October 30, the film had sold a total of 12.79 million tickets in Japan, earning a total of 17,743,631,490 yen (about US$119 million).
The plot revolves around a new character named Uta, Shanks’ daughter. Uta’s spoken voice is provided by Kaori Nazuka, while the character’s singing voice is provided by Ado. Ado also sings “Shinjidai,” the film’s theme song (“New Genesis”). Eiichiro Oda, the creator of the One Piece manga, is the film’s executive producer.
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