Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero becomes one of the top 5 highest grossing films in the US

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero becomes the fifth highest grossing anime film of all time in the US (Image via Toei Animation)
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero becomes the fifth highest grossing anime film of all time in the US (Image via Toei Animation)

Ever since the release of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero on August 18, 2022, the movie has performed quite well globally and has become the fifth highest grossing anime film in North America. After two weeks of screening, the film has earned $30,761,982, which puts it among the top five highest grossing anime films of all time in the US, just above Dragon Ball Super: Broly which earned $30,712,119.

(It is noteworthy to mention here that inflation has not been taken into account when compared to films released in the past.)

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero earned about $30 million during its second week of screening. Over the weekend spanning across August 27 and August 28, 2022, the movie managed to earn about $4.5 million, thereby ranking fifth in the US box office, just below DC League of Super-Pets and Top Gun: Maverick.

Read on to know additional details about the earnings.

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A look at Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero earnings in US

The new Dragon Ball film has outperformed Dragon Ball Super: Broly and clinched a spot among the top five highest grossing anime films of all time in the US. According to Box Office Mojo, there are four other anime movies that have earned more than the latest Dragon Ball movie. They are:

  • Pokemon: The First Movie
  • Demon Slayer-Kimetsu no Yaiba-The Movie: Mugen Train
  • Pokemon 2000-The Movie
  • Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie

The daily earnings of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero has been listed below:

  • August 18, 2022 (Thursday): $4,303,671
  • August 19, 2022 (Friday): $6,611,743
  • August 20, 2022 (Saturday): $5,813,401
  • August 21, 2022 (Sunday): $4,395,234
  • August 22, 2022 (Monday): $1,514,414
  • August 23, 2022 (Tuesday): $1,593,787
  • August 24, 2022 (Wednesday): $1,053,705
  • August 25, 2022 (Thursday): $910,359
  • August 26, 2022 (Friday): $1,320,925
  • August 27, 2022 (Saturday): $1,894,743
  • August 28, 2022 (Sunday): $1,350,000 (Estimated value provided by Box Office Mojo)

More about Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero

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The movie was screened across 3100 theaters in the US, with a few of them also providing options such as IMAX, Dolby, 4DX, DBox and MX4d. The opening week had 327 IMAX screens and accounted for about 17 percent of the overall earnings in the US. Including IMAX and its competitors, large format premium screenings accounted for another 40 percent of overall earnings in the US.

Globally, the movie has earned about $53 million, leaving fans elated at the success of the latest film in the franchise. Germany, South Korea, Singapore, Philippines and Italy, are among the many countries now gearing up for the release of the movie.

Based on the film's performance in the US, fans expect it to do well in other parts of Europe and Asia as well.

Stay tuned for more anime and manga updates as 2022 progresses.