“ONE PIECE FILM RED” IMPRESSES AT THE BOX OFFICE CROSSING $ 9.3M IN NORTH AMERICA IN ITS OPENING WEEKEND
California’s Culver City (November 7, 2022)—One Piece Film Red, a Toei Animation movie that Crunchyroll distributes in North America, Germany, and Australia/New Zealand, had a strong opening weekend in those nations.
As a result of the enthusiastic support from fans and moviegoers, the anime blockbuster received an “A” CinemaScore and a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes from both critics and viewers.
One Piece Film Red, the most recent in Crunchyroll’s line-up of significant theatrical releases in North America, debuted on 3280 screens in 2415 theaters with a sizable presence of premium formats like IMAX, 4DX, MX4D, Dolby Cinemas, and DBox.
Both an English dub and Japanese subtitles are offered for the movie.
As the manga comic strip on which it is based celebrates 25 years of existence and its 1000th published episode, each of which has been written by Eiichiro Oda, the new film’s executive producer, One Piece Film Red has been launched.
Think about it this way. There are some people who have grown up watching One Piece, which has been a weekly television series since 1999 and has had 14 previous films.
Because of this, there are a lot of characters with strange histories and millions of fans, not all of whom are Japanese.
One Piece Film Red recently debuted at number two in North America after dominating the Japanese box office for 12 weeks, where it is also the biggest film of 2022.
With $9,323,267 in domestic box office receipts during its opening weekend, Goro Taniguchi’s One Piece: Red, the franchise’s fifteenth feature film, made history today.
One Piece Film Red marked a larger distribution than previous films, giving fans an even greater chance to enjoy the most recent entry in the successful international franchise, which has seen significant expansion.
One Piece Film Red debuted in more than 2,400 cinemas across North America in 2022 with a phenomenal total gross opening weekend of over $9.3M.
One Piece Stampede, an event-style release, debuted in theatres in 2019 with a total gross of $1,308,571.
“We were confident that One Piece Film Red would be a hit with U.S. and Canadian audiences,, and this weekend’s stellar opening proves it,” said Masayuki Endo, President and CEO of Toei Animation Inc.”
This is a history-making moment for the One Piece franchise and its most successful theatrical release ever.
Over the last 23 years, the One Piece anime series has attracted an enormous global fan base and it continues to grow around the world – especially here in North America as illustrated by the film’s success.”
One Piece Film Red Official Description:
One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda serves as the executive producer of One Piece Film Red, which Goro Taniguchi directs (One Piece Defeat Him! The Pirate Ganzack! OVA) and written by Tsutomu Kuroiwa (One Piece Film Gold).
One Piece was made by Toei Animation and is based on the best-selling manga book of all time. It is about a legendary treasure of the former King of the Pirates, Gol D. Roger, called “One Piece.”
One Piece’s global pop culture status is the crowning achievement for this anime franchise, which encompasses theatrical films, home videos, video games, and an ever-expanding catalog of licensed merchandise that includes accessories, toys, novelties, furniture, housewares, and apparel.
One Piece Film Red Synopsis:
The most adored singer in the world, Uta, is known for keeping her name a secret when performing. Her voice has been called “otherworldly.” She will publicly expose herself in a live concert for the first time ever.
People who like Uta, like happy pirates and the Straw Hats led by Luffy, who just came to see her thunderous performance, fill the venue while the Navy watches intently, waiting for the voice that everyone in the world has been waiting to hear.
She is revealed to be the mysterious Shanks’ daughter in the unexpected opening of the novel. With the typical goal of “making the world happy with my music,” Uta stands on stage.
Then there is Gordon, an enigmatic figure who is aware of Uta’s background, and Shanks’ shadow can be seen occasionally.
Luffy and Uta finally get together on Elegia, the island of music, 12 years after their initial encounter in Foosha Village.