Dragon Ball Super: Broly Breaks Records; Now 3rd Highest-Grossing Anime Movie In US
And the movie isn't even out of theaters yet.
Funimation has announced that Dragon Ball Super: Broly has earned more than $24 million USD in the US within the first five days of its premiere. This makes the movie the third highest-grossing anime film in the US of all time.
"Response to Dragon Ball Super: Broly has been nothing short of overwhelming. Earning a spot among top three highest-grossing anime films of all time in the US in just five days has been extremely gratifying," said Funimation CEO and president Gen Fukunaga. "Our goal for this release was to honor both its iconic franchise and its incredibly diverse fanbase. I believe we are well on our way with the film's historic box office to date."
In terms of worldwide numbers, according to Box Office Mojo, DBS: Broly doesn't even break the top 10 for anime movies, coming in at number 12 behind films such as Your Name, Spirited Away, Pokemon: The First Movie, and Pokemon: The Movie 2000. It's still fairly impressive to see an anime movie do so well in the US though. DBS: Broly is currently number three in the US box office, according to Comic Book, coming in behind Glass and The Upside.
Dragon Ball Super: Broly is only in select theaters for a little while longer. If you haven't seen it yet, we recommend trying to catch a screening before it leaves theaters. This original movie takes place after the final arc of the last season of Dragon Ball Super, offering a rebooted origin for Broly, a fan-favorite Saiyan who possesses an incredibly high power level. His battle with both Goku and Vegeta is one of the best animated fights ever seen in Dragon Ball, and the reemergence of Gogeta is pretty cool too.
If you're looking for more anime to watch, check out our Winter 2019 anime guide. It outlines every series and movie scheduled to releases on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hidive, and VRV, as well as in select theaters, between January and March.
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