Directed by Tetsuro Kodama, the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero anime movie had a successful theatrical release. After enjoying massive success in Japan, it was released in North America on August 19, 2022, with a blockbuster opening. Now, after its second weekend, the movie has gathered an estimate of $30,761,982. This places the movie above its predecessor Dragon Ball Super: Broly which grossed $30,712,119 after its 2018 release.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Movie Ranks Among Top 5 Anime
Furthermore, the anime has successfully topped the charts and stands among the top 5 highest-grossing anime movies ever to premiere at the U.S. box office. Keep in mind that the list was prepared after the numbers were adjusted for inflation. However, Dragon Ball Super isn’t the only movie that has earned so much in its final box office totals in the United States.
Other anime titles that have garnered huge success include:
- Demon Slayer—Kimetsu no Yaiba—The Movie: Mugen Train
- Pokémon: The First Movie
- Pokemon 2000—The Movie
Apart from this, the anime movie Jujutsu Kaisen 0 bagged about $29,93,448 last year as per Box Office Mojo. However, The Numbers reported that the total earnings for the movie last year were about $33,919,605.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero’s total estimate for this week comes down to $4,565,668 which ranks it at the fifth spot for the timeframe. More so, the movie ranks just below Top Gun: Maverick & right above DC League Of Super-Pets.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Opened On 4000+ Screens
As per Anime News Network, the movie opened on more than 4000 screens in over 3100 theaters. This also includes theaters with premium offerings like 4DX, IMAX, MX4d, Dolby Cinemas, and DBox. During its first extended weekend, it earned about $3.4 Million on more than 327 IMAX screens. This is a record IMAX U.S. opening for anime movies. About 17 percent of the movie’s first weekend total came from IMAX screenings. Similarly, 40 percent of its earnings are from large format screenings.
Box Office Mojo also confirmed that the movie has made about $53,890,827 in global earnings right before this weekend’s earnings were included. Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures are screening the film in theaters worldwide this summer. Moreover, this is the widest opening ever for any anime movie. On Friday, the movie had a successful release in the U.K., the U.S., Ireland, and Canada. These screenings include both the original Japanese audio with subtitles along with a dub.
The companies are also distributing the anime movie on different continents including:
- North America
- Latin America
- New Zealand
- The Middle East
The movie is available in 13 languages alongside 29+ subs languages. Finally, the music for the anime is composed by Naoki Sato alongside Chikashi Kubota as the animation director.
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