Monday, April 15, 2024

Box Office: Japanese Anime Movie “Dragon Ball Super Super Hero” Made Shocking $4 Mil in Thursday Previews



Last night, the big Thursday preview movie was not Idris Elba in “Beast,” a good thriller that made $925,000.

No, the winner was a Japanese anime movie called “Dragon Ball Super Super Hero.” Distributed by Japanese company Toei and Crunchyroll via 20th Century Studios — meaning Disney– “Dragon Ball” made an astounding $4 million. That’s a very animated response!

“Dragon Ball” heads into 3,100 theaters this weekend. The new chapter follows 2019’s “Dragon Ball Super: Broly,” which lit up $7.04 million on its Wednesday opening and went on to score $30.4 million in the U.S.

“Bullet Train” rolls on, having crossed $60 million yesterday. And even though “Top Gun Maverick” will be available for streaming at midnight on August 23rd, it’s still in 2,969 theaters.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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