One Piece Red the Weekend Box Office Champion in Japan

The weekend box office leader in China was One Piece Film Red as one Japanese anime film replaced another.

The title, which is the fifteenth installment in the "One Piece" film series based on an animated series by Oda Eiichiro, has become a great hit in Japan and is now making its way outside. Its domestic box office total in Japan as of Nov. 27 stood at JPY18.5 billion, earning it the top-grossing movie there in 2022. It is also the sixth-ranked anime feature and the ninth-highest-grossing movie of all time in Japan.

One Piece Red

"One Piece Film Red" received a Thursday release in China. According to figures from consultancy Artisan Gateway, it made $7.9 million (RMB56 million) from Friday to Sunday and $10.5 million in its first four days.

The title holder for the previous two weekends, Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween, fell to second. It made $1.8 million (RMB12.7 million) over the weekend, bringing its total earnings since its release on November 18 to $19.4 million.

In its fourth weekend of release, the top-grossing Chinese film, "The Tipping Point," brought in RMB6.6 million ($900,000). After over four weeks since its debut, it has now amassed $21.3 million.

In its third weekend of release, "Farewell Beijing" brought in RMB4.0 million, or about $600,000, for a total of $6.2 million.

The domestic smash "Homecoming" brought in RMB3.1 million, or roughly $400,000, bringing its total to $222 million. Since September 30, that has been acquired over a two-month period.

Business activity in China is still largely dominated by the COVID situation and reactions to it. For the majority of the past week, the number of new cases has remained constant at around 30,000 each day nationwide. And on Wednesday of last week, the central government announced actions that start to loosen some of its tightest control restrictions.

However, implementation is still under the control of the local government, and it is simultaneously going in many directions, depending on the circumstances in specific provinces, cities, and districts. Hainan Island International Film Festival was postponed this past week, while Shanghai Disneyland was shut down four days after it reopened.

The sectors involved in film distribution and exhibition find it challenging to function at capacity and to make long-term plans as a result. It will be useful to look at the scope of the anticipated "Avatar 2" release.

The latest weekend's national box office tally, according to Artisan Gateway, was only $13.1 million. The total for the year is $4.02 billion, which is 36% less than the levels projected for 2021.

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