‘Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection’ F’s U.S. opening is a force to be reckoned with.
[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he latest installment in the Dragon Ball Z movie franchise brought back its most iconic villain to set some box office records. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F opened August 4th, 2015, spanning across 894 theaters in the U.S. alone. The anime film brought in a whopping $1.97m on its opening day, averaging $2,198 per movie screening.
FUNimation released the following statement:
“‘Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F’ is now the 8th highest anime opening of all time and the first limited event-style theatrical release to crack the Top 10. We are thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive fan response to the movie. We knew the opening would be very good but its performance has exceeded everyone’s expectations. From our theatrical marketing campaign and fan engagement events to our expanded theatrical footprint and the specially produced 15-minute pre-show, FUNimation made a strategic decision to make Dragon Ball Z accessible to anime fans both old and new and it has paid off.” -Michael DuBoise, EVP and COO of FUNimation
Resurrection F’s average per screening landed the film in 6th place, among the Top 10, in the United States. It also ranks as number 8 in the highest anime openings of all time. With a few days to go, do you think Akira Toriyama can make history? Find out on the next episode of Dra… Sorry, I couldn’t resist. You can check out our review of the movie here.