With more over $20 million made over the course of its three days in theaters, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero won the weekend box office in the United States. Beast, the most recent survival adventure film starring Idris Elba, attempted to compete over a generally slow August weekend but fell short of winning the coveted top spot.
The brand-new Crunchyroll original film Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero follows the iconic Piccolo and his former pupil Gohan as they set out on a challenging quest to protect the planet from the androids Gamma 1 and Gamma 2 of the resurrected Red Ribbon Army. According to Deadline, despite the absence of ongoing marketing activities, which Universal’s Beast used on a variety of venues to promote its film, the movie did quite well. The engaging experience reveals a lot about the devoted fan base of the well-known anime.
This past Friday saw the world debut of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, which ended the night with $10.88 million in revenue. Although Saturday’s performance wasn’t as strong, the anime movie still made about $5.8 million. Despite another slow day on Sunday, the Crunchyroll original movie nonetheless managed to make over $3.45 million, bringing its grand total to a respectable $20.1 million. The anime grossed twice as much as the Idris Elba survival drama despite playing on fewer screens than Universal’s Beast.
This past Friday saw the official release of Universal’s Beast, which finished its opening night with a less-than-impressive $4.3 million. In the new movie, which also stars Sharlto Copley, Leah Sava Jeffries, and Iyana Halley, Elba plays a father who is being pursued by a vicious rouge lion along with his teenage daughters. Unfortunately, Saturday and Sunday for the Universal movie were equally underwhelming. As a result, its weekend total fell to a pitiful $11.57 million.
Even though just two new movies were released, the theatrical weekend gave viewers the chance to see or see again movies that have been playing in theaters. Top Gun: Maverick came in second with about $5.85 million, followed by Sony’s Bullet Train, which earned $8 million over the course of the weekend. Top Gun: Maverick’s weekend box office haul was sufficient to surpass Avengers: Infinity War and become the sixth-highest domestic grossing movie of all time.
Although Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero was expected to do well, most people were surprised by how quickly it outperformed the Elba-led drama. With few high-profile films being released to energize crowds, it is anticipated that movie theaters will continue to operate rather slowly to close out the month theatrically. Both The Invitation and Three Thousand Years of Longing, starring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton, will be available for viewing this weekend.
Currently, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is on display in cinemas.
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