Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' Ends Limited U.S. Run With US$8 Million Earned

posted on 2015-08-14 02:45 EDT
Film will screen as "encore release" in various N. American theaters until Monday

FUNimation Entertainment reported on Thursday that the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' anime film closed out its scheduled limited theatrical engagement in the U.S. with an US$8 million gross. The film had already surpassed the U.S. box office totals of both Howl's Moving Castle (US$4,711,096) and The Wind Rises (US$5,209,580), and is still ranked #9 among all anime films in the U.S. to date according to Box Office Mojo. The film also had the highest per-screen average among all top 10 movies in the box-office on three separate days.

As of Wednesday, the film has earned US$7,712,026 in the United States.

The film's nine-day limited engagement ended on Wednesday. However, David Wengrod — Vice President of Theatrical Event Distribution in Group 1200 Media — stated, "Because of the ongoing demand from both fans and theaters [sic] owners, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' will continue to screen as an 'encore release' at various theaters across North America thru [sic] August 17."

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' opened on 895 theaters on August 4, then played on 901 theaters on August 5 and 6, and dropped to 57 screens on August 7. The film then played on 913 U.S. theaters and 42 Canadian theaters last Saturday, before dropping to 183 on Sunday. The film was initially not going to play in any theaters on Monday before returning to about 800 theaters on Tuesday, but executive vice president and chief operating officer of Funimation Michael Duboise stated that due to "overwhelming response from our fans," 182 theaters played the film on Monday, and 824 theaters played it on Tuesday. The original limited engagement ended on Wednesday in 457 theaters.

The film opened with US$1,967,626 at #6 on August 4, and added US$1,553,580 at #5 on August 5. The film brought in another US$417,138 on August 6 and added US$57,730 on August 7.

The previous Dragon Ball film, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, earned US$2,553,002 total in the U.S.

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.

Source: PR Newswire

Update: New numbers from Box Office Mojo

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