Avatar: El Camino del Agua has an incredible rhythm, in record time it reached $1,000 million dollars. All over the world, movie theaters surrender to James Cameron’s film, but in Japan this does not happen, since an anime is the box office leader.
This is One Piece Film: Red, the twenty-fifth film of the long-lived anime created by Eiichiro Oda. The story of this film introduces us to Uta, the most beloved singer in the world. For a long time this great singer has hidden her true identity, so she decides to free herself from her and in one of her concerts reveal to the world who she is. Coincidentally, Uta’s key concert will be seen by the most well-known group of pirates, Monkey D. Luffy and his crew.
One Piece Film: Red It was presented in theaters in Japan in August of this year and it was not until November that the film reached theaters in various parts of the world. According to the figures spread by Eiga.comthe anime film reached the sum of $134.04 million dollarsmaking it the highest-grossing film in the Land of the Rising Sun this year.
Nor should we forget that two other anime titles achieved this mark in collection, we are talking about Jujutsu Kaisen 0, although its premiere was at the end of 2021 and Suzume no Tojimari, the new Makoto Shinkai movie.
The five highest-grossing anime films of this 2022 (via crunchyroll)
1 One Piece Film Red – 18.78 billion yen (US$134.04 million)
2 Jujutsu Kaisen 0 – 13.8 billion yen ($121.15 million)
3 Suzume : 10.010 million yen (72.74 million US dollars)
4 Detective Conan: Halloween Bride – 9.78 billion yen (74.45 million US dollars)
5 Kingdom II: To Distant Lands – 5.16 billion yen (US$37.8 million)
Regarding the current collection, the film that leads the box office is none other than The First Slam Dunk. Takehiko Inoue’s first anime film is among the most watched of the month, along with One Piece Film: Red, they keep off the top to Avatar: the Path of Water.