One Piece Film Red based on One Piece manga by Eiichiro Oda released on Friday, November 4, 2022 in North America across 2,415 theatres. The preview of the movie which started on Thursday evening has earned approximately 1.7 million USD as reported by Deadline.
The number is estimated to fluctuate between $1.6 million to $1.8 million earnings at the previews.
The movie is estimated to earn approximately over $8.8 million to $12 million over the weekend. However, keeping the series’ popularity and trend of the movie in mind, the earnings are estimated to rise up to $14 million to $16 million over the weekend.
This will be one of the lowest opening of Sony owned Crunchyroll’s anime movie as they tend to open mostly around $18 million to $21 million over the weekend. Considering, the previous anime movies like Jujutsu Kaisen 0 earned $18 million over the weekend when it opened at the preview of $2.88 million. Whereas, Demon Slayer Mugen Train opened at $3.8 million previews and earned $21.2 million over the weekend.
And the latest release, Dragon Ball Super Super Hero movie earned $4.3 million at the previews and $21.1 million over the weekend.
The movie has earned approximately $132 million at the global box office with it earning $120 million in Japan.
The movie is said to be earning well in European market as well as Australian market.
The EMEA Community Marketing Manager of Crunchyroll, René Kayser, posted an update on LinkedIn stating that the One Piece Film Red has garnered over 100,000 attendees on its first day and is at the top of the movie rankings in Germany.
He further stated that the movie might surpass Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie at the German box office. This is considering that the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie had the biggest anime movie opening in Germany in last 15 years.
The movie opened in Japan on Aug 6, 2022, collecting over 2 billion yen in its first weekend.
On Aug 11, PVR cinemas placed standees across multiple theatres in Mumbai revealing that One Piece Film Red will release in India in October 2022.
Crunchyroll has announced on their official website on Sep 12, 2022, that they will be bringing One Piece Red Film to theatres in U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand this November.
The release dates for the regions are as follows:
- Australia: Nov 3, 2022
- New Zealand: Nov 3, 2022
- United States: Nov 4, 2022
- Canada: Nov 4, 2022
Goro Taniguchi returns to the franchise for the first time since 1998 to direct One Piece Film: Red. Tsutomu Kuroiwa will be in charge of the screenplay. TOEI Animation is animating the film with original author Eiichiro Oda serving as executive producer.
The other staff that have been announced for the movie include:
- Character Design & Animation Director: Masayuki Sato
- CGI Director: Kentaro Kawasaki
- Art Director: Hiroshi KatoMusic: Yasutaka Nakata
- Director of Photography: Tsunetaka Ema
- Color Design: Sayako Yokoyama.
The movie features and centers on the mysterious character Uta, who is teased to be Shanks daughter in the teaser. Uta is voiced by Kaori Nazuka (voice cast) and Ado (singing cast).
Crunchyroll describes the movie as:
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.