The film is expected to gross US$21 in its first weekend at the US box office.
The Dragon Ball Super: Super heroes the animated film grossed US$4,303,671 on Thursday (preview day) and US$6,441,593 on Friday, for a combined opening day total of US$10,745,264 from 3,007 locations in the USA
Entertainment news website Variety predicted the film would gross US$21 million in its first weekend, topping the box office above. The beast.
Relatively, Dragon Ball Super: Broly earned $9.8 million in its opening weekend from 1,236 theaters in the United States and Canada.
Dragon Ball Super: Super heroes opened in Japan on June 11. The film sold around 498,000 tickets for around 670 million yen (about $4.99 million) in its first two days. The film has earned 2,442,861,650 yen (about $18.11 million) as of August 7.
Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures are screening the film in theaters around the world this summer, with the widest opening ever for an animated film. The film was released on Friday in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland. The screenings include both the original Japanese audio with subtitles and with dubbing. The companies will distribute the film in “all continents, including North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East and Asia (excluding Japan)” in 13 dubbed languages and 29 subtitled languages.
Tetsuro Kodama directed the film and Naoki Sato composed the music. Nobuhito Sue was the artistic director, Chikashi Kubota was the animation director, and Jae Hoon Jung was the CG director. dragonball original manga creator Akira Toriyama worked on the film’s original story, screenplay and character design.
Sources: Email correspondence, Variety (J. Kim Murphy)