As per a recent disclosure, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero has now become the top-grossing movie in the franchise, exceeding the previous record-holder in the Super Saiyan’s expedition. The Toei Fiscal Reports released the worldwide box office earnings for the franchise movies on May 11, revealing that Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero has collected over 13.8 billion Yen worldwide and surpassed the earlier highest-grossing film, Broly.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero’s unprecedented triumph is attributed to its superior performance in contrast to its forerunner, Dragon Ball Super: Broly, which previously held the record with almost 13.5 billion Yen in worldwide earnings. The film was released in Japan on June 11, and within its first two days, it generated more than 670 million Yen.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Breaks Records in North America and Globally
Below are the opening weekend earnings of the movie in different countries:
- Chile: US$ 675,000
- United Kingdom: US$ 800,000
- Netherlands: US$ 150,000
- Middle East: US$ 420,000
- Australia: US$ 535,000
- New Zealand: US$ 117,000
- Mexico: US$ 3.7 million
- Argentina: US$ 1.5 million
- Peru: US$ 1.2 million
In its opening weekend in North America, the movie amassed US$ 20.1 million. Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is now the sixth highest-grossing anime film of all time in the American box office. The movie is set to have the most significant debut ever for an anime film, and it will be jointly released by Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures. The film will be available in 29 subtitled languages and dubbed in 13 languages globally.
The second and third positions on the list highlight the tremendous success of the movie. ONE PIECE FILM RED came in first at the domestic box office in 2022, grossing more than 31.9 billion Yen worldwide and securing the ninth spot in 2023. THE FIRST SLAM DUNK, whose movie is currently being revamped, has now surpassed 30 billion Yen in global box office receipts.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero – A New Threat Emerges for Piccolo and Gohan
Crunchyroll describes the film as:
“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”.
Piccolo and Gohan are under attack by the androids, leaving fans questioning the motives of the New Red Ribbon Army. In the face of imminent danger, it’s time to awaken the Super Hero.
Toei Animation produced the film, with Tetsuro Kodama serving as director and Akira Toriyama, the creator of the Dragon Ball TV series, as writer. Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is the twenty-first film in the Dragon Ball franchise, the fourth to feature Toriyama’s active participation, the second to be labeled as Dragon Ball Super, and the first to be predominantly made in 3D animation.