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Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ a Super Saiyan-Sized Hit in the U.S.

The title may be “F,” but U.S. viewers are giving the new Dragon Ball film an “A.”

Within a week, the film has earned over $5 million, making it the ninth highest-grossing anime film in America.

Resurrection ‘F’ has already surpassed the Hayao Miyazaki films Howl’s Moving Castle and The Wind Rises in box office returns – and, Deadline Hollywood reminds us, those films were released by major studio Disney, unlike Dragon Ball, which is distributed by Funimation with a limited marketing budget.

Because of the success of the film’s first week, it will stay in theaters longer than planned.

The previous Dragon Ball Z film, Battle of Gods, earned $2.5 million in its theatrical run.

Clearly Golden Frieza has become a pot of gold for Funimation.

Check out our reviews of Resurrection ‘F’’s original Japanese theatrical run and the dub, don a green tracksuit and get to the theater.

Source: Deadline

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.