Computer-animated film ‘Dragon Ball’ kills at box office in North America


The Crunchyroll anime raked in $20.1 million from 3,008 slots, skirting the $11.6 million take from another new release, Universal’s “Beast.”

This image provided by Crunchyroll shows a still image from “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero,” which topped the charts its first weekend in theaters, with an estimated $20.1 million in ticket sales. studio on August 21, 2022. (AP)

The computer-animated martial arts film ‘Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero’, the 21st in the Japanese franchise, took over the North American box office with an estimated take of $20.1 million,

This impressive result over the weekend for the film from Crunchyroll – which called it the best global opening ever for an animated film – proved a bright spot in a tepid August, easily outpacing the catch. $11.6 million from another new release, Universal’s “Beast,” Industry Watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday.

Box office receipts mark an official total of $20,100,000 from 3,008 pitches.

“This is another outstanding opening for the Crunchyroll anime,” said analyst David A. Gross of Franchise Entertainment Research. He said Crunchyroll, 95% owned by Sony, “now dominates the genre”.

Gross rated “Beast” as only having a “fair opening” for the Friday-Sunday timeframe—at least “for an action-adventure movie featuring a beast”.

The beast, in this case, is a huge rogue lion that chases a recently widowed man (Idris Elba) and his daughters when they go on safari. Icelandic Baltasar Kormakur conducts.

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Sony’s action thriller “Bullet Train,” which topped the box office for the past two weekends, slipped to third with $8 million. Brad Pitt plays a paid assassin on a train apparently loaded with them.

In fourth place was the ever-high-flying “Top Gun: Maverick,” which grossed $5.9 million in its 13th week. The Tom Cruise vehicle earned $683 million domestically and $703 million overseas.

And in fifth place, down three spots from last weekend, was Warner Bros. animation’s “DC League of Super-Pets,” at $5.8 million.

August is still a slow month at the box office, “but with no major releases over the past two weeks, business fell more than normal, about -40% below August 2019,” Gross said. , “and this is how it will continue until October. .”

The top 10 of the weekend was completed by:

“Thor: Love and Thunder” ($4 million)

“No” ($3.6 million)

“Minions: The Rise of Gru” ($3.5 million)

“Where the Crawdads Sing” ($3.2 million)

“Bodies Bodies Bodies” ($2.4 million)

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Source: TRTWorld and agencies


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