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Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO Tops US Box Office in Debut Weekend

Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO Tops US Box Office in Debut WeekendDragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO kicked butt in its opening weekend in the US, beating expectations and coming in at number one.

The film brought in a cool $21 million, according to Variety, after opening the weekend on 3,007 screens. The film is distributed by Crunchyroll.

Variety quotes Mitchel Berger, Crunchyroll’s senior VP of global commerce, as saying: “We’re absolutely thrilled that ‘Dragon Ball’ fans could come together to experience and enjoy this amazing film in theaters. Crunchyroll thanks all of the fans, whether or not you are a ‘super’ fan or a newcomer, and we hope they come back again and again.”

Variety cites the film playing in a variety of formats, like IMAX and 4DX, as helping boost its box office. Also probably didn’t hurt that it’s a pretty good film, according to our own Norbert Daniels Jr., who called it “another solid addition to the Dragon Ball film franchise” in his review. You can read it right here.

Here’s how the Crunch describes the film:

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!

Source: Variety

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.