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Two Day Box Office of One Piece Movie Exceeds Ponyo

by dtshyk
Dec 14, 2009 12:14 AM | 50 Comments
According to Eiga.com, the box office of the first two days of One Piece: Strong World was 1 billion and 38 million yen ($11.8 million), which exceeded that of Gake no Ue no Ponyo ($11.6 million). The One Piece movie was premiered on 188 screens and Ponyo was shown on 481 screens. The average income per screen established the Japanese record.

The long waiting line of One Piece Movie (Youtube)

Toei Film announced that they will additionally print 1 million copies of the "volume 0" of One Piece manga book, which is a giveaway for the audience.

Source: Eiga.com
ref. two day box office of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" in Japan: $11.25 (844 screens)

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wow, that was awesomeness no one beats ponyo records until now.
congrats to them :D

Jan 30, 2010 10:21 PM by villains

wow One Piece , i never really watched Ponyo but One Piece is great, hope the movie is great too

Jan 30, 2010 8:32 PM by greenmush

Deleted a few rather "baiting" post along with several non-related posts.

Please keep your replies to the news at hand.

Dec 16, 2009 5:31 AM by Nayah

I hope this sticks it to Ghibli. It's showing them that we aren't going to shit bricks and praise them for every fucking film they make. I really want to watch this, but I'm not caught up with the show.

Dec 15, 2009 7:17 PM by ArtRodriguez

Harry Potter was epically owned. :D

Dec 15, 2009 1:38 AM by Klabautermann

One piece is one of the miracle which sell very well in bad economy, both manga & anime

Dec 14, 2009 10:27 PM by bottle

Wow, just two days and it exceeds Ponyo? I so want to see this movie.

Dec 14, 2009 10:22 PM by BlackAssassin

Miyazaki the gauntlet has been thrown, make an even better movie...

Post 2000!!!

Dec 14, 2009 10:03 PM by mitamaking

ios said:
wow one piece is that popular?

Hrmm, I would say the MANGA is that popular, cuz I kno lots of Japs who read it but don't watch the show. So it's likely most manga fans went to see it just to get Volume 0.

And at least that guy said "japs", and not "nips". I hate being called a nip, it just sounds so wrong...

Dec 14, 2009 8:20 PM by Kaizokuou

This just goes to show you the awesomeness of One Piece. I mean if they've been in the top 3 in Japan for the past 10 years then that has to say something.

ONE PIECE FTFW!!!!! ^_^

Dec 14, 2009 7:16 PM by Lepchin

It's not surprising since One Piece has a whole slew of other movies and a series to boot. Ponyo is one movie with no series to its name and so no followers unlike One Piece.

Since I haven't gone into One Piece yet (On Hold), the movie doesn't hold as much interest to me. It looks good though, from the 5 or so episodes I've watched.

Dec 14, 2009 5:44 PM by TsukikageRan

Living and teaching at junior high schools in Japan now I find it surprising that this news is surprising. One Piece is without a doubt this generation of J-kids' (and many, many adults') Dragonball!

Dec 14, 2009 5:28 PM by Kaizokuou

Animefan009 said:
These news don't make me happy like everyone else... I mean, I don't care how popular One Piece is in JAPAN... I live in AMERICA so why would I care about how it's doing in JAPAN =( I'm like the only One Piece fan at my school -__- I wish One Piece was at least somewhat popular in America. Luffy rocks
You're in the minority. By a lot.

Dec 14, 2009 4:27 PM by windy

cyruz said:
Damn, what a queue...

That was my first thought. Damn. I'm happy for One Piece.

Dec 14, 2009 3:30 PM by VK11

^ I noticed.

Finally, some movie that actually 'develops' the original story of one piece. Brilliant.

Dec 14, 2009 3:08 PM by ringoo4

Yay for One Piece! I couldn't believe the news when I heard it! I knew there was a reason why One Piece is my favourite anime!! Now I can't wait until I see the movie!!!

Dec 14, 2009 2:53 PM by Animegal9215

I want to see this movie so badly! One Piece FTW!

Dec 14, 2009 2:46 PM by good-time

These news don't make me happy like everyone else... I mean, I don't care how popular One Piece is in JAPAN... I live in AMERICA so why would I care about how it's doing in JAPAN =( I'm like the only One Piece fan at my school -__- I wish One Piece was at least somewhat popular in America. Luffy rocks

Dec 14, 2009 2:18 PM by Ahepwmfnw701ja

That just to show how awesome One Piece is. I would hate waiting on that line though.

Dec 14, 2009 1:41 PM by Plun

Hell yeah One Piece ftw.

Can't wait to see the movie.

Dec 14, 2009 12:58 PM by Monkey_D_Luffy

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