Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’anime film grossed a total of US$8.4 million in North American according to FUNimation Entertainment last Thursday.
The film’s initial nine-day limited engagement ended with US$8 million gross last week. Due to demand, the company extended the film’s run in North America until August 17 as an “encore release,” according to David Wengrod, Vice President of Theatrical Event Distribution in Group 1200 Media.
In comparison, the previous Dragon Ball film, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, only earned US$2,553,002 total in the U.S.
The film reached another margin after it surpassed the U.S. box office totals of two famous Studio Ghibli films namely Howl’s Moving Castle (US$4,711,096) and The Wind Rises (US$5,209,580). According to Box Office Mojo, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ is ranked #9 among all anime films in the US to date. For three separate days, the film also had the highest per-screen average among all top 10 movies in the box-office.
The film opened in 895 theaters with US$1,967,626 at #6 on August 4, and added US$1,553,580 at #5 on August 5. The film brought in another US$417,138 on August 6 and added US$57,730 on August 7. In Japan, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ earned approximately 1.29 billion yen (about US$10.9 million) in its first six days, and sold more than 1 million tickets in its first seven days at the Japanese box office. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ premiered on 658 screens in both 2D and 3D in theaters across Japan on April 18, although advance screenings were held before then. The film was the first Japanese film to open in 3D IMAX Digital Theaters. (Via: AnimeNews Network)