One Piece Film: Gold was released on July 15, 2016 in Abu Dhabi and on July 23, 2016 in Japan. The film was a huge success and its popularity can be seen from the fact that it surpassed the previously released film in the One Piece Film series, One Piece: Strong World in earnings.
One Piece Film: Gold Earnings Revealed
According to Toei, One Piece Film: Gold has earned around 5,007,520,000 yen until Thursday at the Japanese Box Office, which is equal to US $48.8 million. Along with this, the studio also revealed that the film has been watched more than 3,757,181 times in 48 theaters.
By earning $48.8 million, One Piece Film: Gold has surpassed the 2009 One Piece film, One Piece: Strong World which earned around 4.8 billion yen (about US$46.87 million). So One Piece Film: Gold is now the second highest earning film in the One Piece Film franchise. One Piece Film: Z currently has the crown in the One Piece Film series as it earned around 6.87 billion yen (about US$64.64 million) when it was released in 2012. In total, the One Piece Film series, which consists of 13 films has earned around 30 billion yen (US$292 million) since the year 2000.
Theaters Handing Out A5 Illustration Cards
Toei currently expects One Piece Film: Gold to cross 6 billion yen soon. It won’t be a difficult task since the series already has the largest fan base in Anime and majority of them are yet to watch it. Also, theaters which are currently playing One Piece Film: Gold are handing over A5 illustration cards to the audience. The illustration cards are in fact singed by all the 15 members of One Piece Film: Gold’s cast, including Hikari Mitsushima, Gaku Hamada, Comedian Kendo Kobayashi, Nadaru and Korokke.
One Piece Film: Gold takes place in an island which goes by the name Gran Tesoro, which is said to be the home of the world’s biggest entertainment city. The Straw Hat pirates have to battle the gold emperor of the city, Gild Tesoro, who can win the hearts of various marines and pirates by using money. The goal of the Straw Hat pirates is to stop Tesoro from changing the tides of the New World.
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