Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, the latest film based on Akira Toriyama’s manga, had an uneven box office run in its native Japan. Fortunately, it enjoyed better luck in the international markets. Despite the fact that it debuted 3 weeks ago in theaters in various countries, it is still very popular and has just made history by entering the top 5 of the most successful anime feature films in the United States.
As we told you, the adventure starring Gohan and Piccolo debuted with great success in mid-August and immediately became the best opening of an anime film on American soil. Shortly after, it was able to top the box office of Dragon Ball Super: Broly in that country.
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Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero sweeps the United States
It certainly seems that distributors Sony and Crunchyroll had a lot of faith in the project. We say this because it opened in more than 4,000 showings in more than 3,100 theaters in North America, which is double the amount seen in the previous film of the successful Toei Animation franchise.
It seems that this strategy paid off. We say this because the animated film has already grossed approximately $34,932,582 USD in the United States, which means that it is the fourth most successful anime film in the entire history of that country. 3 weeks after its international premiere, it surpassed the $34,542,754 USD it earned Jujutsu Kaisen 0 on his way down the billboard.
Currently, the only films that surpass Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero in the United States are Pokémon: The First Movie – Mewtwo Strikes Back, Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train Y Pokémon The Movie 2000. Will he be able to overcome them? Only time will tell.
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The feature film, which casts the Red Patrol once again in the antagonistic role, has already grossed more than $77 million worldwide, according to estimates. Without a doubt, these are outstanding figures for an animated production from Japan. With the recent premiere in Spain and other regions, it is possible that its box office will increase considerably in the coming weeks.
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