One Piece Film Red box office is a success in China and South Korea

Shanks and Luffy One Piece Film Red
Luffy and Shanks face alternate directions and their determination is evident in One Piece Film Red. Pic credit: Viz Media

Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece Film Red opened in China and South Korea last week. And now that we have their box office numbers, it seems to be a hit.

One Piece Film Red topped the Chinese box office over the weekend. The movie received a Thursday opening as it premiered in China on December 1, 2022.

According to data from consultancy Artisan Gateway, One Piece Film Red earned $7.9 million between Friday and Sunday and $10.5 million over its opening four days.

For the past two weekends, Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween had held the top rank, but this weekend it slipped to second place. The movie earned $1.8 million this weekend for a cumulative of $19.4 million since its release on November 18, 2022.

One Piece Film Red in South Korea

The One Piece movie opened in South Korea on Wednesday, November 20, 2022. The movie earned $566,000 over the weekend and $991,000 over five days. One Piece Film Red ranked fifth at the Korean box office over the weekend.

More about the One Piece movie

One Piece Film Red is the fifteenth feature film of the One Piece film series, based on the manga of the same name written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda.

Goro Taniguchi directed One Piece Film Red at Toei Animation. Fun Fact: Goro Taniguchi made his debut as a director with One Piece: Defeat Him! The Pirate Ganzack! in 1998.

Tsutomu Kuroiwa was in charge of the screenplay. Masayuki Sato designed the characters. He was also the General Animation Director. Yasutaka Nakata composed the music.

As of December 4, 2022, the movie has earned over ¥18.61 billion in Japan, making it the highest-grossing One Piece movie. The previous highest-grossing One Piece movie was One Piece Film: Z.

One Piece Film Red is the highest-grossing movie of 2022 in Japan, overtaking Jujutsu Kaisen 0. It is also the sixth highest-grossing anime movie of all time in Japan and the ninth highest-grossing movie of all time in Japan.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train still remains the top dog.

For more information on the movie, you can check out the official One Piece Film Red anime website. There is also a global version of the One Piece Film Red website that you can check out if you are an English speaker.

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