There is little doubt that One Piece Film: Red was going to be a huge hit. So it's no surprise that the latest One Piece movie has been breaking box office records since its release last month. The latest news confirms that Red has defeated the box office record set by Top Gun: Maverick in Japan earlier this year.
According to Anime News Network, One Piece Film: Red stayed at the number one spot for the fifth straight weekend at the Japanese box office. The film earned 696,569,070 yen (about US$4.96 million) over the weekend, selling 498,000 tickets. This brings Red's overall total to 9,298,000 million tickets sold with a cumulative total of 12,953,144,640 yen (about US$92.34 million).
That's an amazing feat and CinemaToday confirms that One Piece Film: Red has broken Top Gun: Maverick's box office record in Japan. The movie has been undefeated in other territories but Red managed to demolish Maverick's record. With that in mind, it looks like it took some pirates and a world-class singer to defeat a bunch of high-flying pilots.
For now, the numbers are only for the Japanese box office. However, there is little doubt that One Piece Film: Red is set to dominate international theaters when it is finally released around the world later this month. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.
The movie stars Mayumi Tanaka as Monkey D. Luffy, Kazuya Nakai as Roronoa Zoro, Akemi Okamura as Nami, Kappei Yamaguchi as Usopp, Hiroaki Hirata as Sanji, Ikue Otani as Chopper, Yuriko Yamaguchi as Nico Robin, Kazuki Yao as Franky, Cho as Brook, and Katsuhisa Hoki as Jimbei. Uta is played by Kaori Nazuka while Kenjiro Tsuda provides the voice of the mysterious Gordon.
One Piece Film: Red premiered in theaters in Japan on August 6, 2022. The international release dates are set for Fall 2022.