Directed by Goro Taniguchi who is famously known for Code Geass, One Piece Film: Red nearing its 2nd month of theatrical release dominates the Japanese box office. The film has sold over 8,618,377 tickets and earned about 12 Billion Yen which estimates to be about 86 Million in US Dollars. One Piece Red’s now most nearby goal should be to outdo Jujutsu Kaisen 0 which made over 13 Billion yen in 2021. One Piece Film: Red is huge and yet one may be curious how huge it compares to the cultural phenomena named Demon Slayer: Mugen Train.
『𝐎𝐍𝐄 𝐏𝐈𝐄𝐂𝐄 𝐅𝐈𝐋𝐌 𝐑𝐄𝐃』
— 『ONE PIECE FILM RED』【公式】 (@OP_FILMRED) September 1, 2022
To add to its list of accolades, One Piece Film: Red has topped Top Gun: Maverick which stood with an earning of 11 Billion Yen as per Top Gun’s latest record of August 28. Although this may be temporary, as Top Gun is still on with its theatrical run. Both films clash with each other in very close margins. Both films are the highest grossing in Japan this year so far.
Box Office Report of One Piece Film: Red
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A Side by Side Comparision With Demon Slayer: Mugen Train
Demon Slayer Mugen Train’s Box Office Earning Comparision
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As one may notice, Demon Slayer at the domestic box office did not do better than what One Piece Film: Red is doing. This has to be justified by the argument that Demon Slayer was released amidst a worldwide pandemic. The majority of Demon Slayer Mugen Train’s earnings come through worldwide earnings. In comparison Demon Slayer Mugen Train in the Japanese theatres didn’t do that well. Of its total earnings, only ten percent came from the domestic box office while 89% of the earnings happened worldwide earning $453,210,959.
One Piece Film RED's main theme Shin Jidai breaks records as it has been listened to over 100,000,000 times, making it the 4th most successful song release in Japanese history pic.twitter.com/1Kc2cpXoC6
— Artur – Library of Ohara ➜ One Piece Film RED (@newworldartur) August 31, 2022
How Is It Doing In The Box Office: A Summary
- One Piece Film: Red is the highest-grossing film out of all One Piece films and has overtaken even the first two days’ worth of earnings of One Piece Stampede by 78 percentile.
- By Its 20th day in the theatres, One Piece Red had already accumulated over 10 Billion in earnings.
- Recently, the film even outdid Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0: Thrice Upon A Time to enter the #10 highest-grossing anime film of all time list.
- It is also the 26th highest-grossing film in Japan and is just behind The Wind Rises by a minimal margin. (The Wind Rises Box Office collection is 12.02 billion yen)
- (If you’re confused, there are separate categorizations of films. Often even in the West animated films are considered separately to measure their box office success. So One Piece Film: Red is the 10th highest grossing anime film of all time but the 26th highest grossing film in Japan overall. The latter includes non-anime films.)
Crunchyroll which was premiering One Piece red worldwide gave the following to describe the story unfolding in this epic film:
“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.” Now, for the first time ever, Uta will reveal herself to the world at a live concert. 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. The story begins with the shocking fact that she is Shanks’ daughter.”
One Piece Film: Red was announced on November 2021 when One Piece released its 1000th episode. A teaser trailer and poster showing red-haired Shanks overtook the internet with sensuous excitement. On July 22, 2022, the world celebrated the 25th year anniversary of the One Piece manga, and on the same day, One Piece Film: Red made its premiere in Nippon Budokan, Tokyo. Its commercial release happened on August 6, 2022, in Japan.
One Piece Film: Red is produced by Toei Animation and is a non-canon film of the world-famous One Piece by Eiichiro Oda. The film has already been released worldwide and is making a name for itself in the global arena. Have you watched the film yet? if you have how did you find it? comment down below while you can –
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