On Thursday, the One Piece Film Red anime earned US$1,696,124 via preview screenings and US$3,103,701 on Friday in the United States. This gave the anime a combined opening-day total of US$4,799,825 in 2367 theaters. The numbers for Friday just barely beat out Black Adam’s earnings and allowed Film Red to rank #1 for that day.
Deadline reported on Saturday that industry estimates are forecasting the film will earn US$10.3 million over its opening weekend in the United States. Deadline predicts Black Adam will still top the chart for the weekend.
In comparison, the previous One Piece film, Stampede earned a total box office of US$1,308,571. Meanwhile, this past Friday Crunchyroll released One Piece Film Red in both the United States and Canada; Australia and New Zealand had access to it as early as Thursday due to time differences. In addition GKIDS hosted on October 22nd at Anime Is Film Festival with Annecy’s presence.
Since its release on August 6th in Japan, One Piece Film Red has set records for the franchise in terms of both number of tickets sold and yen earned at the box office. It is now generating more income than any other film that released this year in Japan, even surpassing Top Gun: Maverick. As of October 30th, the anime has not only sold 12.79 million tickets in Japan, but also earned a whopping 17,743,631,490 yen (approximately US$119 million), making it one of the top 6 all-time highest-earning anime films .
The film focuses on a new character, Uta. Shanks’ daughter is voiced by Kaori Nazuka in the speaking role and Ado takes over as singing voice for the character. The theme song for the film, “Shinjidai” or “New Genesis”, is sung by Ado. Goro Taniguchi (Code Geass) directed One Piece Film Red with Tsutomu Kuroiwa writing the screenplay and manga creator Eiichiro Oda being executive producer.