One Piece Red: the first numbers have fallen, towards a success as big as Demon Slayer?

news culture One Piece Red: the first numbers have fallen, towards a success as big as Demon Slayer?

One Piece Red has been available in most cinemas around the world since the beginning of August. According to the French and Japanese figures, it made a very remarkable exit.

Summary

  • One Piece Red: stronger than Demon Slayer and Jujutsu Kaisen
  • One Piece Red: a hit in Japan, but could do better

One Piece Red: stronger than Demon Slayer and Jujutsu Kaisen

One Piece Red was released in cinemas, first on August 6 in Japan, then on August 10 in France. In France, the fifteenth film in the saga achieved 575,182 admissions: that’s more than the film Demon Slayer: The Infinity Train or the most recent Jujutsu Kaisen 0, which each achieve around 350,000 admissions. Just the first day combined with the previews, 267,631 people had mobilized. The synonym for the best start of a Japanese animated film in France:

A thunderous entrance also in the literal sense of the term: like the previews of Jujutsu Kaisen 0broadcasts of One Piece Red turned into a riot. Some shirtless spectators crowded the stage and showed their enthusiasm.

One Piece Red: a hit in Japan, but could do better

On the side of Japan, there are no echoes of similar scenes but we can see that One Piece Red also had a thunderous start. Witness the figures shared by Oricon today: the film exceeded 9.2 billion yen (67 million euros) in revenue in the sixteen days following its release. Regarding entries, 6,650,000 people mobilized in the room to see the latest adventure of Luffy and company. A quite honorable score if we compare it to the start of Demon Slayer: The Infinity Train : the latter had garnered 10.7 billion yen in the ten days following its launch, with 7,998,442 admissions.

One Piece Red therefore achieves a fine performance to rise among the best: it enters the top 16 animation films having achieved the most admissions in Japan. Regarding his recipes, he still has a long way to go. The 9.7 billion yen does not allow it to enter the top 18 films that have brought in the most money in Japan, the 17th being Harry Potter 3 with 13.5 billion yen generated. Finally, the same goes for starters: 20th place is occupied by Avatar (10 millions). We are therefore still far from the first place of Demon Slayer: The Infinity Train with its 28 million entries.