During the weekend, the launch took place One Piece Movie Red in English-speaking countries, bringing Japan’s biggest film of 2022 to an international audience. The last feature in the One Piece franchise broke franchise film records in North America in its first weekend, sails quickly past One Piece: Stampedetotal gross on the film’s opening day and left it behind on the horizon in its first full weekend.
Only in North America, One Piece Movie Red has earned a total of USD 9,323,267 from 3,280 screens in 2,415 theaters and in premium formats including IMAX, 4DX, MX4D, Dolby Cinemas and DBox. This is the first wide release for one One Piece film in North America with One Piece: Stampede have an event-style release in 2019 for a total gross of US$1,308,571.
Combined with other English-speaking countries, One Piece Movie Red has grossed over $10.5 million from its opening weekend. In Australia, according to ticket tracking Numero, One Piece Movie Red grossed AU$737,000 (US$477,000), with New Zealand comes in to NZ$158,000 (US$94,000). Meanwhile, across the Atlantic in Britain where Film Red is distributed by Anime Limited, according to Screen Dailythe anime film has grossed £559,611 (US$644,389).
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When adding the total Japanese box office gross for One Piece Movie RedThe Toei Animation film has a total of US$139.65 million in its home country and English-speaking territories.
One Piece Movie Red opened in Japanese theaters on August 6. Crunchyroll rreleased the film in English-speaking countries in Novemberstarting with Australia and New Zealand on November 3rd then followed by the US and Canada on November 4th. Crunchyroll describes the maritime musical adventure like this:
Uta – the most beloved singer in the world whose voice has been described as “otherworldly” – is known for hiding her own identity when she performs. Now, for the first time ever, she will reveal herself to the world at a live concert.
As the Navy watches 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 anxiously waiting for the voice the whole world has been waiting for to ring out. 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 here on Crunchyroll and new episodes coming out every week as they air in Japan.
Sources: Press release, Numero (1, 2), Screen daily
Daryl Harding is a senior Japanese correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets @DoctorDazzaand posts photos of his travels on Instagram.