Japan Box Office: One Piece Film: Red Stays on No.1 for 3 Consecutive Weekends



Its unstoppable momentum shows no sign of slowing down. The One Piece anime franchise's 15th feature film One Piece Film: Red earned 818 million yen (5.96 million USD) in 559,000 admissions in its third weekend to maintain its No.1 position for three consecutive weekends. 


The film's cumulative total gross in Japan has reached 9.281 billion yen (67.67 million USD) on 6.65 million admissions to become the top-grossing Japanese film of 2022, beating Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween (9.26 billion yen). It now ranks 17th in the Japanese film box office ranking of all-time, surpassing The Secret World of Arrietty (2010 / 9.25 billion yen). There is no doubt that it is going to break the 10 billion yen mark in a few days. 


RELATED: One Piece Film: Red Soars Past 9 Billion Yen to Become the 53rd Highest-Grossing Film in Japan Ever 



In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Pokémon TV anime series, "Let's Get Summer Memories! 25th Anniversary Pokémon Film Festival" plans to screen three films selected by user votes at theaters nationwide from August 11 to September 8. Following its first entry, Pokémon Heroes: Latios and Latias (2002), Pokémon: Jirachi—Wish Maker (2003) was released on August 19 and ranked fifth, two positions up from Latios and Latias, in the weekend box office. The project's third and last entry Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai (2007) will arrive in theaters on August 26.



Kingdom 2 Harukanaru Daichi e (To the Land of Faraway), the second live-action film adaptation of Yasuhisa Hara's historical adventure manga, ranked sixth in its sixth weekend, bringing its total to 4.05 billion yen (29.52 million USD). At this rate, it will still be difficult to surpass the first film's box office record of 5.3 billion yen.



The live-action film adaptation of Shin Sawada (story) and Renji Asai's (arts) action comedy manga Violence Action starring Kanna Hashimoto (Kagura in Gintama, Kaguya Shinomiya in Kaguya-sama: Love Is War) was released in 347 theaters on in Japan on August 19, 2022. Despite of its wide release, the film made a disappointing ninth place debut. The response from the audience was less than positive, ranking only ninth in Filmarks' first day satisfaction ranking with an average rating of 3.03/5.0 based on 410 reviews.


Gekijoban Tsurune: Hajimari no Issha, a compilation film of the Tsurune TV anime series in 2018-2019, was released in 79 theaters on August 19. Due to its small number of theaters, it didn't appear in the overall weekend box office ranking but ranked fourth in Filmarks' first day satisfaction ranking with an average rating of 4.02/5.0 based on 102 reviews.


RELATED: Kyoto Animation's Tsurune TV Anime Gets Second Season in January 2023





Weekend box office Top 10 in Japan (August 20-21, 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). "Pokémon: Jirachi—Wish Maker"

 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, Filmarks


©Eiichiro Oda/2022 "ONE PIECE" Production Committee

©Shin Sawada, Renji Asai, Shogakukan/"Violence Action" Productuion Committee

©Kotoko Ayano, Kyoto Animation/Tsurune Committee


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