This past weekend was massively successful for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero after the film took the first place spot at the box office with $20.1m in its debut weekend. Super Hero beat out the Idris Elba-led Beast which saw second place at an abysmal $11m.
According to reports, the $20.1m total came from 3,008 theatrical locations, the widest ever seen for an anime film. Super Hero also managed to break a 33-year record, held by Pokemon: The First Movie which was the last major anime film to take the no.1 spot at the domestic box office. Crunchyroll also was able to provide the breakdown for each day’s earnings as follows:
- Thursday, August 18: $4,303,671
- Friday, August 19: $6,584,653 (revised)
- Saturday, August 20: $5,768,686
- Sunday, August 21: $3,450,000 (estimate)
We were fortunate enough to catch the movie in a special screening held by Crunchyroll and we were blown away by the impressive animation and cast performances, even if the story wasn’t as exciting as the last film in Dragon Ball Super: Broly.