Distributor Toei expects the film to cross the 6 billion yen mark
The highly anticipated 13th One Piece feature film, One Piece Film Gold was finally released on 739 screens across Japan on July 23 and earned 1,155,771,000 yen on 820,830 admissions on its first two days. It made 675,176,000 yen on Saturday and became the top first day grossing film of the year, breaking the previous record marked by Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare on April 16.
It is enough to take #1 for the weekend, but that's a huge 15% drop compared to the 1.37 billion yen opening for the last 12th One Piece Film Z released in December 2012. In its first weekend, Gold also sold 319,251 less tickets than Z did. The 12th film has been the top-grossing film in the anime franchise with the total domestic gross of 6.87 billion yen. Though it seems to be difficult to break the record, distributor Toei expects the 13th film to cross at least the 6 billion yen mark.
"One Piece Film Gold" poster visual
via: Oricon Style
© Eiichiro Oda/2016 "One Piece" Production Committee