Dragon Ball might have come around decades ago, but the franchise is anything but outdated. Goku and Vegeta have proven they can stand the test of time, after all. Even after all these years, Dragon Ball is just as popular as ever if not more so thanks to its global spread. And now, a new report suggests Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is about to claim victory at the U.S. box office this weekend.
The update comes from Deadline as experts came together in a recent box office forecast. It was there fans were told Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero will likely take the top spot at the weekend office ahead of Beast, the latest film with Idris Elba at the lead.
According to Deadline, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero has experts hopeful for another successful weekend at the summer box office. As the season comes to an end, weekend totals have gradually lessened and sparked concerns within the entertainment industry. Last weekend, the box office pulled a meager $67.3 million USD, but Crunchyroll and Toei Animation could turn that trend around.
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Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero will be airing nationwide in a whopping 3,900+ screens complete with premium formats. Access shouldn't impede fans from watching the big movie, and looking at past box office entries, Dragon Ball has funneled impressive sales in its time. Years ago, Dragon Ball Super: Broly earned over $30 million domestically with over 70% of that total made in its opening weekend. In fact, most anime movies stateside make their money during the opening, so Hollywood is hoping that trend continues this weekend.
Of course, Crunchyroll will bring Dragon Ball's new film to markets outside of the United States. After the film launches stateside on August 19th, fans in Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, Latin America, and beyond will get a chance to check out the epic flick.
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