Sword Art Online dethrones One Piece Film Red in Japan

For eleven consecutive weeks he had remained “One Piece Film Red” as the most watched in Japanese theaters, until an IP famous enough with a long-awaited premiere arrived to make things change definitively. In effect, I’m talking about the Japanese premiere of “Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Kuraki Yūyami no Scherzo”the new film in the ‘Progressive’ line that has already debuted at the Japanese box office.

Sword Art Online’s second ‘Progressive’ movie gets off to a good start in Japan

Has been the ann team who has left some first data on another of the most anticipated debuts of 2022 animeand things are like this:

  • With the premiere of Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Kuraki Yūyami no Scherzo Takes No. 1 Japan Box Office, One Piece Film Red Drops Straight to No. 3 Japanese Box Office. The new film of Luffy and company is currently the ninth highest grossing film in the history of the country. ❗
  • As for Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Kuraki Yūyami no Scherzo specifically, from Friday to Sunday it finished with a total of 209 thousand tickets sold, which allowed to raise 2.30 million dollars. So now the two Progressive films have been released as the most watched of the weekend in Japan. ✔️
  • At the moment there are no international release dates for the film. In fact, in Spain especially things look pretty bad, since I remember that Selecta Vision commented that due to problems with the license, all adaptations were frozen right now, from weekly anime to feature films. ❌

Beyond the next few weeks of the new “Sword Art Online” movie, the truth is that I want to see how “One Piece Film Red” is at the level of historical classification in Japan once it puts an end to its presence in theaters. A third position implies that there are still quite a few viewers who still come to theaters three months later. Also, I remember that in Spain we have the premiere next week, specifically on November 3.

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