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One Piece Film Red Returns to Japan Weekend Box Office Charts at 3rd

One Piece Film Red


After a few weeks off the weekend box office charts, One Piece Film Red charges back into the top 10 at third place—just behind Suzume and THE FIRST SLAM DUNK. With its re-entry into the charts, the anime film’s box office details have been updated with just one week left to go until it leaves all major Japanese theaters.


As of January 22, One Piece Film Red has made 19.35 billion yen (US$138.38 million) on the back of 14 million tickets sold. While Film Red remains behind Howl’s Moving Castle on both the all-time and the all-time anime box office charts in Japan, due to the giveaways, special thank you video and more, the Toei Animation-produced flick made 214 million yen over the last three-day weekend and only needs to make 250 million yen in the next seven days to overtake it. 


RELATED: One Piece Film Red Concludes Its Massive Theatrical Run With Special Video, More Giveaways


With another giveaway and large stage event prepared for next weekend—Film Red’s last—it’s almost certain to overtake the classic Hayao Miyazaki anime film. Where will the movie finally make anchor, though? That depends on how well One Piece Film Red does over the week.


One Piece Film Red


One Piece Film Red opened in Japanese theaters on August 6. Crunchyroll released the film in English-speaking countries last November, starting with Australia and New Zealand on November 3 then followed by 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 Tsushin



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.