Dragon Ball Super: Broly Anime Film Surpasses 1 Million Tickets Sold in Japan
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The Dragon Ball Super: Broly anime film sold more than 1 million tickets in Japan as of Wednesday, six days after the film opened on December 14. The film has now earned more than 1.3 billion yen (about US$11.6 million).
The film sold more than 820,000 tickets and earned more than 1,050,000,000 yen (about US$9.26 million) in its first three days, topping the box office in its first weekend. Toei stated it anticipates the film will earn more than 5 billion yen (about US$44 million).
The film also has 4DX screenings in Japan in addition to normal screenings.
Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama wrote the script and designed the characters. Tatsuya Nagamine (One Piece Film Z) directed the film, Naohiro Shintani served as animation director, and Kazuo Ogura served as art director. Norihito Sumitomo composed the music, and Daichi Miura performed the film's theme song "Blizzard."
Bin Shimada returned to the role of Broly for the film, and Katsuhisa Houki joined the cast as Paragus. The film adds two original characters: Cheelai (voiced by Nana Mizuki) and Lemo (voiced by Tomokazu Sugita). The film's story takes place after the events of the Dragon Ball Super television anime.
The film's English dub had its world premiere at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood on December 13, and the film will open in the United States and Canada on January 16.
Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web
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