One Piece Film Red Enters Top 10 Highest-Grossing Film List in Japan at 9th Place
One Piece has finally done it, 79 days after the Toei Animation-produced film opened in theaters in its home country, One Piece Film Red has finally made it into the top ten highest-grossing films of all time in Japan, debuting on the list at ninth place. The latest box office numbers for the anime film were also released as well as its weekend ranking.
As of October 23, One Piece Film Red’s 79th day in Japanese theaters, the movie has grossed a total of 17.356 billion yen (US$124.44 million) on the back of 12.5 million tickets sold. It has overtaken both Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Bayside Shakedown 2 to be the ninth highest-grossing film in Japanese history pushing Harry Potter out of the top 10. Though Film Red continues to be the sixth highest-grossing anime film behind Howl’s Moving Castle and isn’t likely to overtake the Miyazaki-directed film’s 19.60 billion yen taking.
Despite hitting the milestone this weekend, One Piece Film Red dropped two places on the attendance rankings to third, losing its first-place ranking for the first time in the film’s run. Sword Art Online -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night debuted in 1st place as expected with the Japanese live-action film Karada Sagashi coming in second. Karada ironically also has a theme sung by Ado.
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One Piece Film Red opened in Japanese theaters on August 6. Crunchyroll will be releasing the film in English-speaking countries this November, starting with Australia and New Zealand on November 3 and then the United States and Canada on November 4. Crunchyroll describes the seafaring musical adventure as such:
Uta—the most beloved singer in the world whose voice has been described as “otherworldly”—is renowned for concealing her own identity when performing. Now, for the first time ever, she will reveal herself to the world at a live concert.
With the Navy watching closely, the venue fills with Uta’s fans—including excited pirates and the Straw Hats led by Luffy, who simply came to enjoy her sonorous performance—all eagerly awaiting the voice that the whole world has been waiting for to resound. The story begins with the shocking revelation that she is the enigmatic Shanks’ daughter.
The One Piece TV anime is also still going strong, with over 1,000 episodes of the series streaming right here on Crunchyroll and new episodes coming out each week as they air in Japan.
Source: Kogyo Tsushinsha
Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.