Saturday, June 11 marked the opening day for Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO in Japan, and Goku and co. wasted no time climbing to the number one spot over the weekend. Despite having just a couple days to do so, the CG-animated feature reportedly pulled in 670 million yen on Saturday and Sunday, which was enough to make it the top movie of the weekend.
That number is based on 500,000 tickets sold across 407 screens, soaring above the wildly popular Top Gun Maverick to take the honors. The previous Dragon Ball anime film, Dragon Ball Super: Broly, had the advantage of an extra day since it opened on a Friday and pulled in 1 billion yen at the time.
Next up for Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO is a global release from Crunchyroll, which plans to launch the movie subtitled and dubbed in North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East and Asia (excluding Japan) this summer. Here’s the official synopsis:
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!
Via Crunchyroll News