Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO, the much-anticipated 21st feature film in Toei Animation’s long-running Dragon Ball anime franchise, finally released in 369 theaters across Japan on June 11. The 99-minute film earned 670 million yen (5.04 million USD) on 498,000 admissions on its first Saturday and Sunday. It was enough to become the top-grossing film of the weekend and to beat Tom Cruise’s Top Gun Maverick, which had dominated the Japanese box office for two consecutive weekends.
The film’s first two-day gross was about 82.4 percent of that of the franchise’s previous 20th film Dragon Ball Super: BROLY released in December 2018.
“Dragon Ball” film first Saturday-Sunday gross comparison:
- 18th film “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods” (2013) – 683,925,000 yen
- 19th film “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F'” (2015) – 960,586,350 yen
- 20th film “Dragon Ball Super: BROLY” (2018) – 813,000,000 yen
- 21st film “Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO” (2022) – 670,000,000 yen
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The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie, a sequel to the two-season TV anime adaptation of Negi Haruba’s romantic comedy manga, held the same fourth-place spot it held last week in its fourth weekend. Its current total gross has reached 1.39 billion yen (10.94 million USD) to become the fourth top-grossing Japanese anime film of this year. Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween also kept its same fifth position in its ninth weekend, bringing its total to 8.79 billion yen (69.19 million USD).
While Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO ranked second (3.98/5.0), the highest rated film of the weekend in Filmarks’ first day satisfaction ranking was Teasing Master Takagi-san Movie, the feature film sequel to the TV anime series based on Soichiro Yamamoto’s romantic comedy manga. The 73-minute film made its sixth place debut with 85 million yen (669,104 USD) and ranked No.1 in Filmarks’ ranking with an average rating of 4.11/5.0 based on 322 reviews.
Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island, the Yoshikazu Yasuhiko-directed latest anime feature film in the Gundam franchise, ranked seventh in its second weekend with a total gross of 690 million yen (5.43 million USD).
Isekai Quartet The Movie -Another World-, a feature film from the crossover project between KONOSUBA, Overlord, Re:ZERO − Starting Life in Another World, and Saga of Tanya the Evil, was released on June 10, but failed to rank in the top 10 in its opening weekend.
Weekend box office Top 10 in Japan (June 11-12, 2022)
(ticket sales basis)
1 (new). “Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO” – 670 million yen
2 (1). “Top Gun: Maverick” – 4.3 billion yen
3 (2). “Shin Ultraman” – 3.5 billion yen
4 (4). “The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie” – 1.39 billion yen
5 (5). “Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween” – 8.79 billion yen
6 (new). “Teasing Master Takagi-san Movie” – 85 million yen
7 (3). “Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island” – 690 million yen
8 (6). “The Way of the Househusband: The Cinema”
9 (7). “Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Mononoke Ninja Chinpuden” – 1.9 billion yen
10 (8). “Shi ni Itaru Yamai” – 830 million yen
“Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO” trailer:
“Teasing Master Takagi-san Movie” trailer
“Isekai Quartet The Movie -Another World-“ trailer:
Sources: Eiga.com, Pixiin, Filmarks
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©Isekai Quartet The Movie/KADOKAWA