Toei records its best year in earnings thanks to One Piece Film Red
The distribution company Toei reported that its box office earnings for all films released between September 1 and September 30 of this year in Japan have amounted to more than 22 billion yen (more than 151 million US dollars), making this the best year in the company’s history.
Toei released the film One Piece Film Red in Japan on August 6 and has sold a total of 11.69 million tickets, for a cumulative total of more than 16 billion yen (over 112.2 million dollars) as of October 2. This film has become the franchise’s highest-grossing and best-selling theatrical installment, both by number of tickets sold and yen earned at the box office. In addition, it stands as the eleventh highest-grossing film of all time in Japan.
As of September 30, the film had earned more than 15.7 billion yen, which accounts for more than 70% of Toei’s box office revenue in the first nine months of the year. Other films that have done well for Toei so far this year are Dragon Ball Super: Super Heroand it should be remembered that Toei will release the film The First Slam Dunk next December 3 and the movie Kamen Rider Geats x Revice Winter Movie 2022 December 23th.
Synopsis for One Piece Film Red
Uta, the most loved singer in the world. Her voice, with which she sings while hiding her true identity, has been described as “otherworldly”. She will appear in public for the first time in a live concert. As the venue fills with all kinds of Uta fans – excited pirates, the Navy watching her closely, and the Straw Hats led by Luffy who have just come to enjoy her resounding performance – the voice that the entire world has been waiting is about to resound. The story begins with the shocking fact that she is “the daughter of Shanks.”
Font: Animation Business Journal