Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero has already hit theaters in Japan, with a worldwide release slated for later this summer to allow fans of the franchise to witness a new adventure pitting Gohan and Piccolo against the new iteration of the Red Ribbon Army. With the film being the fourth movie in the Dragon Ball Super franchise, new box office numbers show how the latest adventure compares to the previous films of the series such as Battle of Gods, Resurrection of F, and Broly.
Anime movies around the world have been a hot ticket item within the medium of entertainment, with the likes of Demon Slayer: Mugen Train and Jujutsu Kaisen 0 netting profits of hundreds of millions of dollars not just thanks to Japanese movie-goers, but anime fans around the world. Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is set to arrive in theaters this August around the world, meaning that the film written by series creator Akira Toriyama is set to add some serious numbers to its profitable run as it stands. However, the question remains as to whether or not Super Hero was able to keep up with the likes of Broly, Resurrection of F, and Battle of Gods.
So far, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero has pulled in around 1.6 billion yen, which translates to a little over twelve million US dollars, over the course of three weeks, with the previous films in the franchise pulling in a little bit more as they ranged from around 2.2 billion yen to 2.6 billion yen. While it's unclear as to why this latest movie has taken a hit, there are a number of theories when it comes to Super Hero's current box office, as this is the film to arrive following the coronavirus pandemic and/or is a movie that doesn't have Goku and Vegeta front and center this time around, along with a new animation style being employed.
It will definitely be interesting to see whether or not Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is able to hit new heights as a result of the North American release this August, though it's clear that this latest film is set to have a major effect on the future of the Z-Fighters.
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