Dragon Ball Super: Broly Film Earns US$100 Million Worldwide
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The Mainichi Shimbun newspaper's Mantan Web site reported on Tuesday that the Dragon Ball Super: Broly anime film has earned a combined worldwide total of US$100 million as of Sunday, February 3.
The film has sold 3,009,730 tickets and earned 3,895,569,200 yen (about US35.43 million) in Japan alone. The film has thus sold more tickets and earned more than the previous Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' film, and is now the highest-earning film in the franchise.
The film has sold an estimated 3,222,700 tickets for US$29,101,069 in the United States and Canada from January 16 to 31. The film is still screening in theaters.
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. Toei stated it anticipates the film will eventually earn more than 5 billion yen (about US$44 million).
Funimation premiered the film's English dub at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood on December 13. Dragon Ball Super: Broly then earned over US$7 million on 1,440 screens, including 180 IMAX and Cinemark XD screens, on its opening day on January 16, and had earned US$20,214,771 by that weekend. That total ranked the film at #3 in box office revenue (not adjusted for inflation) on the all-time chart of anime films in the United States and Canada, behind 1999's Pokémon: The First Movie and Pokémon 2000 - The Movie. The film earned an estimated US$3,600,000 from January 25 to 27, making it the third all-time highest-ranking anime film in the United States in terms of estimated tickets sold, behind the two Pokémon films.
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."
Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web