Have you heard the news yet? One Piece Film: Red is declared as the #10 all-time highest-grossing anime film in Japan, surpassing Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.01: Thrice Upon A Time film, according to Oricon.
One Piece Film Red is currently the 29th highest-grossing film of all time in Japan. As of Sunday, the 28th of August 2022, the Film has sold 8.2 million tickets equalling 11.454 billion yen (about $82.61M USD).
Compared to Evangelion: 3.0 +1.01: Thrice Upon a Time which sold 10.28 billion yen (about $74.14M USD), One Piece Film Red sold $8.47 million more. The other nine highest-grossing films currently above One Piece Film Red on the list are the following:
- Demon Slayer – Kimetsu No Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train
- Spirited Away
- Your Name
- Princess Mononoke
- Howl’s Moving Castle
- Weathering With You
- Jujutsu Kaisen 0
- The Wind Rises
The film first opened to the public in Japan on the 6th of August and it immediately ranked #1 in the Japanese box office during its opening weekend. One Piece Film Red sold 1.58 million tickets and earned a whopping 2.254 billion Yen in its first two days. Compared to One Piece Stampede, another film of the franchise, Film Red earned 78% more in its first two days.
One Piece Film Red’s spot at the top is to be expected since fans have been waiting long for the appearance and the possible backstory of the Notorious captain of the Red-haired Pirates, Shanks.
Watch the trailer here:
The film’s plot centers on Uta, the most beloved singer in the world, and the daughter of Red-haired Shanks. Uta has been concealing her identity for a long time, and for the first time ever, she decides to perform live for her fans around the world. She first appeared in the recently released One Piece episodes (1028-1030), where the plot of One Piece Film Red was first introduced.
Crunchyroll will theatrically screen the film in North America, Australia, and New Zealand, but the release date has not been announced yet. Meanwhile, One Piece fans in selected parts of Asia and Europe are now enjoying the film in their local theatres.
For more information on the release dates of the film, click here.