Its unstoppable momentum shows no signs of slowing down. The 15th Feature Film of the One Piece Anime Franchise One Piece Film: Red earned 818 million yen (USD 5.96 million) in 559,000 withdrawals in the third weekend to maintain its No. 1 position for three consecutive weekends.
The film’s total gross profit in Japan has reached 9.281 billion yen (67.67 million USD) with 6.65 million admissions, making it the top-grossing Japanese film of 2022. Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween (9.26 billion yen). It now ranks 17th in Japan’s all-time film box office rankings, surpassing The Secret World of Arrietty (2010 / 9.25 billion yen). There is no doubt that it will break the 10 billion yen mark in a few days.
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Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Pokémon TV anime series, “Let’s Relive Summer Memories! 25th Anniversary Pokémon Film Festival” plans to screen three films selected by user voices in theaters across the country from August 11 to September 8. Pokémon Heroes: Latios and Latias (2002), Pokémon: Jirachi—Wishmaker (2003) was released on August 19 and placed fifth, two positions ahead of Latios and Latias, at the weekend box office. The third and final entry of the project Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai (2007) will hit theaters on August 26.
Kingdom 2 Harukanaru Daichi e (To the land of far away)the second live-action film adaptation of Yasuhisa Hara‘s historical adventure manga, sixth in its sixth weekend, bringing the total to 4.05 billion yen (29.52 million USD). At this rate, it will still be hard to top the first film’s box office record of 5.3 billion yen.
The live-action film adaptation from Shin Sawada (story) and Renji Asai’s (art) action comedy manga Violent action starring Kanna Hashimoto (Kagura in GintamaKaguya Shinomiya in Kaguya-sama: Love is war) was released in 347 theaters in Japan on August 19, 2022. Despite its wide release, the film made a disappointing debut in ninth place. Audience response was less than positive, only ninth in Filmmarks Satisfaction Ranking on Day One with an average rating of 3.03/5.0 based on 410 reviews.
Gekijoban Tsurune: Hajimari no Isshaa compilation film by the Tsurune TV anime series in 2018-2019, was released in 79 theaters on August 19. Due to the small number of theaters, it did not appear in the general weekend box office, but was ranked fourth in Filmarks’ satisfaction ranking on its first day with an average rating of 4.02/5.0 based on 102 reviews.
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Weekend box office Top 10 in Japan (20-21 August 2022)
(ticket sales basis)
1 (1). “One Piece Film: Red” – 9.28 billion yen
2 (2). “Jurassic World: Dominion” – 4.98 billion yen
3 (5). “Top Gun: Maverick” – 11.45 billion yen
4 (3). “Minions: The Rise of Gru”
5 (new). “Pokemon: Jirachi—Wishmaker”
6 (5). “Kingdom 2” – 4.05 billion yen
7 (8). “Konya, Sekai kara Kono Koi ga Kietemo” – 830 million yen
8 (6). “TANG” – 260 million yen
9 (new). “Violence Action”
10 (new). “Sonic the Hedgehog 2”
“Violence Action” trailer:
“Gekijoban Tsurune: Hajimari no Issha” trailer:
sources: Eiga.com, pixiin, Movie brands
©Eiichiro Oda/2022 “ONE PIECE” Production Committee
©Shin Sawada, Renji Asai, Shogakukan/Production Committee for Actions of Violence
©Kotoko Ayano, Kyoto Animation/Tsurune Committee