Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO officially hit theaters in the United States Thursday evening and it’s already on its way to a massive weekend, with more than $10.7 million summoned at the box office during its Thursday/Friday opening day!
The box office receipts mark an official total of $10,745,254 from 3,007 locations. The latest film in the legendary Dragon Ball franchise marks the widest theatrical release for Crunchyroll in North America and the widest opening for an anime film ever, with more than 3,900 screens booked. Here’s the per-day breakdown:
Thursday, August 18: $4,303,671
Friday, August 19: $6,441,593
Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO is Crunchyroll’s first-ever global release (outside of Japan), with the film kicking off in more than 100 countries, with 13 dub and 29 subtitled languages. Want the latest on release dates, tickets and more? Head here for the full breakdown.
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The film follows the Dragon Ball Super anime series, as well as the events of the blockbuster Dragon Ball Super: Broly feature film, which hit theaters in 2018. The film went on to gross over $115 million worldwide. To date, Crunchyroll has nine of the top 20 highest-grossing anime releases in United States box office history (some were distributed under the Funimation brand at the time).
Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO is described as such:
The Red Ribbon Army was once destroyed by Son Goku. Individuals, who carry on its spirit, have created the ultimate Androids, Gamma 1 and Gamma 2. These two Androids call themselves “Super Heroes”. They start attacking Piccolo and Gohan… What is the New Red Ribbon Army’s objective? In the face of approaching danger, it is time to awaken, Super Hero!
Nicholas Friedman is Senior Manager of Editorial at Crunchyroll and Editor-in-chief of English Crunchyroll News. You can find him yelling about Nintendo DS games or TRON: Legacy on Twitter at @NMFreed.