One Piece Film: Red box office in Japan becomes the second-highest-grossing movie in the franchise

One Piece Film Red trailer visual
One Piece Film Red trailer visual featuring Uta. Pic credit: Toei Animation

The One Piece Film: Red is already breaking records and making history in just nine days of its release in Japanese theaters. The One Piece Film: Red which had its world premiere on July 22, 2022, in Tokyo and which released in almost 500 theaters in Japan on August 6, 2022, has garnered about 6.47 billion yen (US$48.25 million), making it the 2nd highest-grossing One Piece film in the franchise after One Piece Film Z’s 6.87 billion yen in 2012 and surpassing One Piece Film: Stampede of 2019. 

The franchise film has also achieved massive success since its release in theaters worldwide, in France as the best premiere of all time for a Japanese animated film and in China as the fastest selling film at the 12th Beijing International Film Festival.  

One Piece Film: Red Japanese Box office strides

The Japanese box office is not left out as the film made about 1.2 billion yen on its opening day in theatres. The film had over 800 thousand attendees making it the biggest opening for a One Piece Film and the third film in Japanese history to make over 1 billion yen on opening day. The film surpassed 5 billion yen in just five days of its release, making it to the second spot of the top nine films to reach this landmark in Japanese box office history, with Jujutsu Kaisen 0 following suit with a day’s difference. 

Uta key visual in honor of the reaching it's huge milestone in france
Uta key visual in honor of reaching its huge milestone in France. Pic credit: One Piece / Twitter

The fantasy and action anime film is an adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. Oda handled a variety of roles in the film as the executive producer and character designer, alongside Masayuki Sato, as the script reviewer. Studio Production is by Toei Animation, and Gorō Taniguchi takes credit as the film director. 

One Piece Film: Red synopsis and more 

The plot of the fantasy adventure film is as follows:

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Uta —the most beloved singer in the world. Renowned for concealing her own identity when performing, her voice has come to be described as “otherworldly.” Uta will reveal herself to the world for the first time ever at a live concert. The story begins with the shocking fact that she is Shanks’ daughter. As the venue fills with all kinds of Uta fans—excited pirates, the Navy watching closely, and the Straw Hats led by Luffy, who simply came to enjoy her sonorous performance—the voice that the whole world has been waiting for is about to resound.

On August 6, One Piece Film: Red made its debut in Japanese theaters. The movie will be released internationally through Crunchyroll later this fall in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Over 1,000 episodes of the popular One Piece TV anime are currently available to stream on Crunchyroll, and new episodes are released as soon as they are broadcast in Japan.

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1 month ago

Love the movie and I definitely know that One piece red become -the highest-grossing movie.Thanks for coverage.

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