One Piece Movie Purple Stays at #1, Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai Retuns at #5
The One Piece Movie Purple anime stayed at #1 for a fourth straight weekend on the Japanese field workplace. The movie earned 1,209,188,020 yen (about US$8.732 million) from Friday to Sunday, and bought 832,000 tickets over the weekend. The movie has now bought over 8.2 million tickets for a cumulative whole of 11,454,050,370 yen (about US$82.70 million).
One Piece Movie Purple has topped the Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time (Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban :||) movie because the #10 all-time highest-grossing anime movie in Japan. It’s at present the #29 highest-grossing movie of all time in Japan. The one movie to earn greater than One Piece Movie Purple in Japan this yr is Prime Gun: Maverick, which earned 11,807,593,520 yen (about US$85,27 million) as of this week.
The movie ranked #1 within the Japanese field workplace in its opening weekend. The movie bought 1.58 million tickets and earned 2.254 billion yen (about US$16.7 million) in its first two days. The movie earned 78% extra in its first two days than the earlier movie One Piece Stampede did in its first three days (One Piece Stampede opened on a Friday, versus One Piece Movie Purple‘s Saturday opening). It has develop into the franchise‘s highest-selling and highest-earning movie installment, by way of each the variety of tickets bought and yen earned on the field workplace.
The movie opened in Japan on August 6. The movie has IMAX screenings in 27 theaters in Japan that opened alongside common screenings. The movie additionally had MX4D, 4DX, and Dolby Atmos screenings on opening day. Crunchyroll will theatrically display the movie in america, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand this fall. The screenings shall be accessible in each Japanese audio with English subtitles, and an English dub.
The movie facilities on a brand new character named Uta, Shanks’ daughter. Kaori Nazuka is the talking voice of Uta, whereas Ado is the character’s singing voice. Ado additionally performs the movie’s theme music “Shinjidai” (“New Genesis”). Goro Taniguchi (Code Geass, One Piece: Defeat The Pirate Ganzak! particular) directed One Piece Movie Purple. Tsutomu Kuroiwa (One Piece Movie Gold, One Piece: Coronary heart of Gold, GANTZ:O, live-action Black Butler) wrote the screenplay, and One Piece manga creator Eiichiro Oda himself served as govt producer.
The theatrical re-release of Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai, the tenth movie within the Pokémon franchise, ranked #5 in its first weekend.
Viz Media launched the movie on DVD in North America and describes its story:
Ash might imagine he is seen every little thing with regards to Pokémon, however is he able to face the mysterious Darkrai in his newest superior journey? Whereas touring Alamos City – house of the Area-Time Tower – with the gorgeous Alice, Ash and his pals uncover that the city’s particular backyard has been decimated! Baron Alberto, a dashing however smug fellow, instantly blames the destruction on Darkrai. As if it simply overheard the accusation, Darkrai seems and confronts our heroes!
Who’s Darkrai? Is it an enemy… or a buddy in disguise? And as a battle between Legendary Pokémon Dialga and Palkia rages immediately above Alamos City and threatens to tear a gap within the space-time continuum, will Ash and his pals survive this showdown and study Darkrai’s true nature?
The movie initially launched in July 2007.
Kingdom II: Harukanaru Daichi e (To Distant Lands), the sequel movie primarily based on Yasuhisa Hara‘s Kingdom manga, dropped from #6 to #8 in its seventh weekend. It earned 86,255,400 yen (about US$623,000) from Friday to Sunday for a brand new whole of 4,696,493,100 yen (about US$33.915 million).
The movie opened in Japan on July 15.
Shinsuke Satō (live-action Gantz, Dying Observe Mild up the NEW world, Bleach) returned as director. Kento Yamazaki, Ryō Yoshizawa, and Kanna Hashimoto all reprised their respective characters Shin (Xin), Ei Sei (Yin Zheng), and Ka Ryō Ten (He Liao Diao) from the earlier movie. Tsutomu Kuroiwa (One Piece Movie Gold, live-action Black Butler, GANTZ:O) joined Satō and Hara in writing the script, and Yutaka Yamada (Tokyo Ghoul, Vinland Saga, live-action Bleach) composed the music. Mr. Youngsters contributed the theme music “Ikiro” (Stay).
The primary movie opened in Japan in April 2019 and bought 506,861 tickets to earn 690,219,500 yen (about US$6.17 million) in its first three days. The movie later bought a complete of 4.11 million tickets for five,471,938,400 yen (about US$50.42 million), and ultimately earned a cumulative whole of 5.73 billion yen (about US$53.2 million). Funimation screened the movie at Anime Expo in July 2019, and commenced screening the movie in theaters in america and Canada in August 2019.
The live-action/CG movie Sonic the Hedgehog 2 dropped from #10 off the highest 10 chart in its second weekend, however it earned 26,041,710 yen (about US$188,000) for a brand new whole of 133,436,980 yen (about US$963,000).
Whereas Tsurune The Film: The First Shot (Gekijōban Tsurune: Hajimari no Issha) remained out of the highest 10, it nonetheless earned 22,626,600 yen (about US$163,000) in its second weekend for a brand new whole of 125,321,720 yen (about US$905,000).
The live-action movie adaptation of writer Shin Sawada and artist Renji Asai‘s The Violence Motion manga dropped off the highest 10 in its second weekend.