One Piece Film: Z sails at #2 at the box office! First week gross higher than Road to Ninja’s total gross receipts

One Piece Film: Z Theatrical Poster. Image (c) Toei

One Piece Film: Z Theatrical Poster. Image (c) Toei

Toei Animation’s “One Piece Film: Z” debuted at #2 at the Philippine box office according to BoxOfficeMojo beating the gross receipts of Trance ($89,217), Identity Thief ($84,068), and Dark Skies ($59,045) for the week of May 1-5. With a strong start of an estimated $127,197 (PhP 5,184,269) via 42 screens, One Piece’s first week alone gross higher than Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie’s total gross receipts of $123,613 (PhP 5,068,627) on its nearly three-week run.

Distributed locally by Pioneer Films and is exclusive to SM Cinemas, One Piece Film: Z is the twelfth overall film of One Piece. Original manga creator Eiichiro Oda executive-produced the film and features “Z”, as Luffy’s strongest opponent yet.

The movie is still being screened on select SM Cinemas. Check the schedule and ticket prices here. Next week, May 15th, sees the premiere of “Hunter × Hunter: Phantom Rogue”, pitted against “Star Trek: Into Darkness”

UPDATE 2: One Piece Film: Z on its second week (May 8-12) earned a total grossed amount of $141,886 (PhP 5,820,631) and dropped from #2 to #10 spot according to BoxOfficeMojo.  The film saw a significant drop based on its 2nd-week box office ticket sales but still managed to outperformed Road to Ninja.  On the other hand, Hunter × Hunter: Phantom Rouge debuts last Wednesday and is exclusive to SM Cinemas. For the complete schedule and ticket price, click here!

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