After a successful release in Japan one month ago, Dragon Ball Super: Broly is out now in North America. The movie is so popular, it became the number one movie at the Box Office on its first day!
Dragon Ball Super: Broly broke a new record for the franchise by earning over $7 million in its first day. The movie opened on 1440 screens making an average of $5695 per screen.
The movie set a new record for Funimation Films since it eclipsed the $1.97 million opening that Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ for back in 2015. Comments from Funimation’s CEO is posted below.
“Both anime and mainstream audience response to ‘Dragon Ball Super: Broly’ has been overwhelmingly positive. We anticipated a strong opening, but we’re thrilled that the box office exceeded even the high end of our estimate,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of Funimation. “We’re thrilled to hear that countless fans have or plan to watch the film multiple times. Fans are at the core of our strategy for this film. From the theatrical campaign and fan engagement events to our theatrical footprint and IMAX / Cinemark XD opening day presentation, our goal has been to make ‘Dragon Ball Super: Broly’ available to as many fans as possible through the widest array of touchpoints. This strategy has paid off.”
Dragon Ball Super: Broly is the newest movie from the famous Dragon Ball franchise. It finally adds Broly as a canonical character and we also get to know more about the origins of the Saiyan race.