Dragon Ball Super: Broly Anime Film Earns 3.3 Billion Yen at Japanese Box Office
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The Mainichi Shimbun newspaper reported on Monday that the Dragon Ball Super: Broly anime film has earned more than 3.3 billion yen (about US$30.3 million) after 24 days at the box office in Japan. The film has sold more than 2.6 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 1.5 million tickets and earned more than 2 billion yen (about US$18.1 million) after 11 days at the box office in Japan, a franchise record. 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.
During the January 5-6 weekend, Dragon Ball Super: Broly stayed at #3 in its fourth weekend at the Japanese box office. The film had dropped from #2 to #3 in the Japanese box office rankings during the December 29-30 weekend.
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.
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