One Piece Film Red Stays at the Top of the Japanese Box Office for 10th Consecutive Weekend
As if a staple of the Japanese box office charts at this point, Kogyo Tsushinsha, the trackers of the Japanese box office, announced today that One Piece Film Red has stayed at 1st place on the Japanese box office charts for the 10th week in a row, making it the sixth film in history to do so and is currently tied with Avatar for the honor.
As of October 11, One Piece Film Red has made 16.776 billion yen (US$119.92 million) on the back of 12.08 million tickets sold. It continues to stay at 11th place on the all-time Japanese charts behind Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and is 6th place on the anime box office charts behind Howl’s Moving Castle. Film Red only needs less than 500 million yen to pass Harry Potter for 10th place, which it may do this week.
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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.