Dragon Ball Super: Broly Anime Film Earns 2 Billion Yen in 11 Days
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The Mainichi Shimbun newspaper reported on Tuesday that the Dragon Ball Super: Broly anime film has earned more than 2 billion yen (US$18.1 million) after 11 days at the box office in Japan. The film is the fastest film in the franchise to hit the 2 billion yen mark. The film has also sold more than 1.5 million tickets.
The film opened in Japan on December 14, and it 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 in Japan, topping the box office in its first weekend. The film had sold more than 1 million tickets and earned more than 1.3 billion yen (about US$11.6 million) in its first six days at the box office. 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.
Vic Mignogna and Dameon Clarke returned as the English voices of Broly and Paragus, respectively, and Chris Ayres played Frieza. Other English dub cast members include Emily Neves as Gine (Goku's mother), Erica Lindbeck as Cheelai, Bruce Carey as Lemo, Veronica Taylor as Berryblue, and Sonny Franks as Kikono.
Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web