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If you are one of the millions who have seen One Piece Film Red in theaters, then congratulations — you helped make history!

The movie has impressively tripled its initial JP¥2.25B opening weekend record within 10 days since its premiere on August 6, 2022, in Japan.

One Piece live action cast Taz Skylar as Sanji, Jacob Gibson as Usopp, Inaki Godoy as Luffy, Emily Rudd as Nami, and Mackenyu as Zoro in ONE Esports featured image for article "A closer look at Netflix’s One Piece live-action cast"
Credit: Netflix
A closer look at Netflix’s One Piece live-action cast

With this feat, One Piece Film Red holds the record for the biggest One Piece film opening.

A few days after setting the record, the film reached another milestone as the highest-grossing film in the One Piece franchise.

One Piece Film Red had hit the JP¥7B mark in just 10 days, surpassing One Piece Film Z’s record

A few days after its release, Toei Animation officially confirmed that One Piece Film Red had exceeded JP¥7 billion in total box office revenue in Japan.

Since then, the movie has grossed over JP¥20.33 billion in the country.

One Piece Film Red poster
Credit: Toei Animation

With its current revenue, One Piece Film Red is the highest-grossing film in the One Piece franchise.

One Piece Film: Z took three weeks to reach the five billion yen mark, while One Piece Film Red took only eight days to hit the same milestone, according to Toei Animation’s tweet.

One Piece Film Red was released in 376 theaters across Japan on August 6, 2022, where it grossed JP¥2.25 billion with 1.57 million tickets sold during its opening weekend.

Highest-grossing One Piece movies

One Piece Film: RedJP¥20.33 billion2022
One Piece Film: ZJP¥6.87 billion2012
One Piece STAMPEDEJP¥5.55 billion2019
One Piece Film: GOLDJP¥5.18 billion2016

It is the second anime movie with the biggest opening in Japanese cinema history, just behind Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train with JP¥3 billion.

This One Piece movie also broke Jujutsu Kaisen 0’s opening record at JP¥1.6 billion.

One Piece Straw Hat Pirates members Monkey D. Luffy, Roronoa Zoro, Nami, Usopp, Vinsmoke Sanji, Tony Tony Chopper, Nico Robin, Franky, Brook, Jinbe in ONE Esports featured image for article "One Piece watch order: How to watch the anime, movies, and OVAs in chronological order"
Credit: Toei Animation
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Further promoting the film, the One Piece anime series released two spin-off episodes that premiered on August 14, 2022, and August 21, 2022.

These special episodes discussed the past when Shanks and Uta were still around Luffy’s Foosha Village and explored the Straw Hat Pirates’ journey to the musical island where Uta performed.

The series’ main characters, Nami and Zoro, also appeared in these episodes to reveal more about their childhood.

Uta and Luffy in One Piece Film Red
Credit: Toei Animation

One Piece Film Red is the 15th movie in the anime franchise. Unlike the previous One Piece movies, this time around, mangaka and creator Eiichiro Oda was heavily involved in the film’s production as a general producer and supervisor, just like his participation in Netflix’s One Piece live-action series.

The movie focuses on Shanks, one of the Four Emperors and Luffy’s childhood hero. Aside from the red-haired pirate, the film debuts the mysterious character, Uta, a singer who wants Luffy to quit being a pirate. 

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