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.