Thanks to One Piece: Red and The First Slam Dunk, Toei makes the best numbers of 2022

Toei Animation had a very good year 2022. Indeed, the box office figures in 2022 made it possible to assess the receipts of the Japanese company. It is in all nearly 229 million euros that the animation company has garnered the previous year. This figure is due to the exploitation of two films: One Piece: Red and The First Slam Dunk.

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An excellent track record

The information comes to us from Anime News Network. According to the site, between January and December 2022, Toei Animation earned nearly 229 million euros at the box office, or 646,555 tickets sold. This far exceeds his record of One Piece Movie: Strong World, Mt. Tsurugidake, and the movie Kamen Rider Decade/Samurai Sentai Shinkenger. The two films earned him $135 million in 2009. According to the animation studio, the 2022 revenue could not have been achieved without the breakthrough of two films of the year. These are One Piece: Red and The First Slam Dunk.

Since August 6, 2022, One Piece Film: Red has sold over 13.79 million tickets. This resulted in a figure of 133 million euros in less than 200 days of operation. As for Slam Dunk, it debuted on December 3, 2022, with 5.27 million tickets. This allowed it to hold the top spot at the Japanese box office for six weeks in a row. For the moment the international dates of The First Slam Dunk have not yet been revealed.

Synopses of movies

One Piece: Red is the 15the film of the franchise, but above all the fifth highest-grossing Japanese film to date. In this fifteenth feature film, we follow Luffy’s band in an adventure full of songs. For this time, they plan to attend a music festival hosted by famous singer Uta. The latter is not only the daughter of Shanks le Roux, but she has extraordinary vocal powers. But the singer uses her gift against the Straw Hat crew, and makes them prisoners of a dream. They will do anything to free themselves from this grip.

As for the film The First Slam Dunk, it is the fifth in the franchise. The previous film was released in 1995, so it’s a nice surprise to see The First Slam Dunk make excellent numbers in just over a month. The film centers on Shohoku High School basketball team guard Ryota Miyagi. Ryota is not only good at basketball, but above all passionate. This comes to him from his brother Sota, who unfortunately died in a fishing accident. In this movie Ryota, along with Hisashi Mitsui, Hanamichi Sakuragi, Takenori Akagi, and Kaede Rukawa, will face Sanno’s basketball team.