Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Overtakes 'Broly' Box Office Milestone
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is here, and it is already a big hit. While fans overseas wait for their chance to see the movie, Japanese audiences are watching the anime comeback as often as possible. Dragon Ball fans are determined to show Gohan some love with their support, and they have already helped the anime's new film break a record set by Broly a few years back.
The update comes after the box office totals for the past weekend were tallied up in Japan. Not only did the film come in first at the domestic box office there, but Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero sold more tickets on its opening day than the anime's last movie did.
According to reports, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero sold 210,000 tickets upon its debut Saturday. When the anime stepped out with its first movie in 2018, there were 111,000 tickets sold that Friday. So as you can see, the demand for this latest film is as high as ever.
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As for the overall box office, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero came in the top spot in Japan with $4.98 million USD following its Saturday release. 500,000 tickets were sold over the weekend at 407 screens which managed to beat out Top Gun Maverick. However, the anime's newest film did not usurp Broly's opening at $7+ million. The 2018 film opened to more money, but it did have more screens and an extra day to fill its opening numbers.
Now, it will not be long before fans are able to see Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero for themselves outside of Japan. Crunchyroll will screen the film later this summer around the world with stateside fans slated for an August premiere.
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