One Piece has broken records to become both the best-selling comic book series produced in book volume and the best-selling manga series of all time. Due to its enormous popularity, the manga series has spawned several live-action remakes, video games, spin-offs, and television anime series that are still in production today, nearly two decades after its release.
The fifteenth feature film in the One Piece series, Red, has become both its highest-selling and highest-grossing picture to date.
- One Piece Film Red becomes the fifth highest-grossing Japanese film.
- One Piece Film Red stays in the top ten box office collections in Japan months after its release.
The story follows as the Straw Hats pirates visit Luffy’s childhood friends Uta and watch her perform in her concert. Uta is the daughter of the man leading the Red Hair Pirates, Shanks.
However, the group quickly finds themselves in a difficult situation when Uta uses her singing ability to entangle them in a dream realm. The story unravels as Luffy and the group battle against Uta’s ability, also other lurking forces.
The fans connected more deeply with the film due to its beautifully done music. And what got the fans even more excited was the fact that they were going to the Red Hair Pirates for the first time on the big screens.
One Piece Film Red saw its initial release in Japan in early August, with subsequent releases in different countries. The movie undoubtedly was a big hit in Japan and all around the globe. One Piece Red is now the ninth-highest-grossing movie of all time in Japan, earning around 18.73 billion yen and beating the likes of Avatar.
Even after releasing months back, One Piece Red has stayed in the top ten-weekend box office collection in Japan for 20 consecutive weeks. It is now made its way to the top five of the highest-grossing Japanese film.
Highest-Grossing Japanese Films Of All Time
|Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train
|Howl’s Moving Castle
|One Piece Film: Red
|Jujutsu Kaisen 0
|Weathering with You
|Stand by Me Doraemon
|Pokémon: The First Movie
One Piece Red has grossed over $206,740,295, making it the fifth highest-grossing Japanese film ever – surpassing Ponyo, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, and Weathering with You. However, it still falls behind the number one spot, a spot dominated by Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train since 2020.