Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' Film Ranks #5 With US$1.55 Million on Wednesday

posted on 2015-08-06 23:01 EDT
2-day gross of US$3,521,206 surpasses Battle of Gods total U.S. earnings

Box Office Mojo reports that Funimation's limited theatrical run of the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' film earned US$1,553,580 on its second night on Wednesday. That gives the film a per-screen average of US$1,724, the highest among the top 10 movies playing in the United States on August 5.

The film ranked #5 in overall box office gross for August 5. The film opened on 894 theaters on Tuesday, and its two-day total is US$3,521,206. The previous Dragon Ball film, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, earned US$2.2 million after its first two days in the U.S., and earned US$2,553,002 total in the U.S.

The limited theatrical engagement is running in more than 1,000 theaters in the United States from August 4 to August 12, and the film will open in Canada on Thursday.

In Japan, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' earned approximately 1.29 billion yen (about US$10.9 million) in its first six days, and sold more than 1 million tickets in its first seven days at the Japanese box office.

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' premiered on 658 screens in both 2D and 3D in theaters across Japan on April 18, although advance screenings were held before then. The film was the first Japanese film to open in 3D IMAX Digital Theaters.

Funimation hosted the North American premiere of the film on April 11 in Los Angeles. The company then premiered the film's English dub at Anime Expo on July 2.

Chris Ayres returned to play Frieza in the English dub. He previously played the character in the Dragon Ball Z Kai edition of the earlier television anime series. Todd Haberkorn joined the cast as Jaco.

Original manga creator Akira Toriyama is personally credited with the original concept, screenplay, and character designs of the film, and Dragon Ball Z animation director Tadayoshi Yamamuro directed the film. Pop idol group Momoiro Clover Z (Sailor Moon Crystal, Bodacious Space Pirates) performed the film's theme song, and also voiced roles in the movie, playing "angels" of hell that reside where the protagonist Son Goku's enemy Frieza has been imprisoned.

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