The Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero anime film is generating an estimated US$30,761,982 after its second weekend in North America. That places it among the top five highest-grossing anime films of all time at the U.S. box office, surpassing Dragon Ball Super: Broly’s 2018 total of $30,712,119. (unadjusted for inflation). Pokémon: The First Movie, Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train, and Pokémon 2000: The Movie are the three highest-grossing anime films of all time in the United States.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 made $29,693,448 according to Box Office Mojo and $33mn,605 according to The Numbers. With an expected $4,565,668 this weekend, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is the fifth highest-grossing film of the time period, behind Top Gun: Maverick but ahead of DC League of Super-Pets.
Daily Totals At This Point Are:
- Four Million Three Hundred And Sixty-Seven Thousand And Seventeen Dollars On The 18th Of August
- Friday, August 19: US$6,611,743
- On August 20th, $5,813,401 was made.
- Sunday, August 21: US$4,395,234
- Monday, August 22: US$1,514,414
- Tuesday, August 23: US$1,593,787
- On August 24th, $1,053,705 was made.
- Thursday, August 25: US$910,359
- Friday, August 26: US$1,320,925 (revised) (revised)
- On the 27th of August, $1,894,743 was made (new)
- On the 28th of August, $1,350,000 will be spent (estimate)
It was released in more than 3,100 theatres with a total of over 4,000 screens, including IMAX, 4DX, Dolby Cinemas, MX4d, and DBox. This was the biggest opening weekend for an anime film in the history of the IMAX format in the United States, grossing US$3.4 million on 327 screens. 17% of the film’s first weekend total came from IMAX screenings, and 40% came from all premium big format screenings (including IMAX and its competitors) (including IMAX and its competitors).
According to Box Office Mojo, the picture has already earned US$53,890,827 internationally, and that’s before taking into account what’s expected to be produced this weekend. The film earned with US$21,124,049 to top its first weekend in North America. The first-weekend box office alone already made it the #6 highest-grossing anime film ever at the U.S. box office. With US$12.3 million, the picture has opened in markets outside the US including Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Ireland, and Chile (about 1.7 billion yen).
After Pokémon: The First Movie ($31,036,678) in 1999 and Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train ($21,234,994) in 2021, this is the third anime film to open at the top of the weekend box office in the United States. As a point of comparison, Dragon Ball Super: Broly’s opening weekend in 1,236 theatres across the United States and Canada brought in $9.8 million. Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero debuted in Japan on June 11.
The film sold roughly 498,000 tickets for about 670 million yen (about US$4.99 million) in its first two days. As of August 7th, the film had made 2,442,861,650 yen (about US$18.11 million). This summer, Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures will release the film to the broadest possible audience for an anime film through a worldwide theatrical release. The movie was released on Friday in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. There will be a dubbed version as well as the original Japanese audio at the screenings.
The film is being distributed by the company in 13 dubbed languages and 29 subtitling languages, covering “all continents, including North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia (except Japan)”. The movie was directed by Naoki Sat and included music by Naoki Sat. Nobuhito Sue was the art director, Chikashi Kubota was the animation director, and Jae Hoon Jung was the CG director. Akira Toriyama, the author of the original Dragon Ball manga, contributed to the film’s story, script, and character designs.
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