Red’ unseats ‘ Black Adam’ in box office
The Japanese animated fantasy “One Piece Film: Red” narrowly edged “Black Adam” for the lead in Friday’s box office.
Dwayne Johnson’s superhero flick held the No. 1 spot in the box office since its debut Oct. 21, and is still expected to win the weekend, according to Deadline.
But on Friday, the latest film in the longstanding “One Piece” manga franchise, which has spawned over 100 books, over 1,000 anime episodes and 15 features, drew more fans to theaters, according to IMDB’s Box Office Mojo.
“One Piece,” took in $4.8 million in ticket sales in its first day on US screens. That added to $132.2 million in tickets already sold internationally.
“Black Adam” was a close second, with $4.7 million in sales, bringing it to $123.6 million in the US and $262.9 million worldwide.
Although Halloween season is over, the thriller “Smile” still remains a high earner, remaining in fourth place with sales of $1.2 million.
The kid-friendly “Lyle, Lyle Crocodile” was in fifth place with $750,000 in ticket sales.