On January 11, the film production company Toei Animation announced that its total box office earnings from January 1 to December 31, 2022 added up to 32,563,660,570 yen (about 246 million USD).
Toei’s earnings at the box office in 2022 was well above its previous record high of 17,980,254,340 yen in 2009. The company sold a total of 23,646,555 tickets in 2022.
The top earners for Toei in 2022 are the strong performing movies such as the long-running One Piece Film Red and The First Slam Dunk.
One Piece Film Red opened in Japan on August 6 last year and has since sold over 13.79 million tickets and earned over 19 billion yen after a 157-day run.
The First Slam Dunk has sold 5.27 million tickets in the 38 days since the film opened in Japan, ranking #1 at the box office for six consecutive weeks so far.
The films that contributed to Toei Animation’s previous box office record back in 2009 include One Piece Film Strong World, Mt. Tsurugidake, and the Kamen Rider Decade/Samurai Sentai Shinkenger crossover film.
Source: Mainichi Shimbun’s Mantan Web
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