The North American Box Office was no match for the Dragon Ball franchise and its Super Saiyan warriors. “Dragon Ball Super: Broly,” the highly-anticipated new anime feature from Funimation Films, the theatrical division of Sony Pictures Television’s Funimation, opened as the #1 movie in the U.S. with a stunning $7M+ box office on its first day. Opening on 1,440 screens including 180 IMAX and Cinemark XD premium large format screens, “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” also took 1st place among the Top 10 movies with a $5,695 per-screen average. Based on yesterday’s box office, “Dragon Ball Super: Broly,” the 20th Dragon Ball feature film, is the biggest opening for an event film ever as well as the 5th highest-earning anime theatrical opening of all time. The film’s $7M+ box office also sets a new opening day record for Funimation Films. The previous record was $1.97M set in 2015 by “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’,” the 19th Dragon Ball film.
“Earth is at peace after The Tournament of Power but Goku continues to train, knowing there are ever-stronger forces in the universe. With the arrival of a Saiyan warrior named Broly, Goku and Vegeta face their most dangerous challenge yet.”
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