One Piece Film: Red has reached yet another outstanding achievement! The latest anime film of the franchise has sold over 9.94 Million tickets and has earned a grand total of over 13.87 billion yen ( approximately US $97.33 Million) as of the moment, and that’s only for Japan ticket sales!
For this grand feat, the One Piece Film: Red has now taken over Jujutsu Kaisen 0 as the #8 All-time highest-earning anime film and the #14 all-time highest-earning film in Japan. Just above the One Piece Film: Red is Weathering With You (14.19 billion yen, US$ 99.58) and Ponyo (15.5 Billion yen and US $108 Million), which are the #7 and #6 all-time highest earning anime film and the #13 and #12 All-time highest earning film in Japan respectively.
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The film first opened to the public in Japan on the 6th of August and it immediately ranked #1 at 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. As it stands, One Piece Film: Red is the most successful and the highest-selling and highest-earning film of the franchise.
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.
The film’s plot centers on Uta, the most beloved singer of 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 is set to release One Piece Film: Red in both English Dub and Sub in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand this coming November.
Have you had the chance to watch the film at your local theatres yet?