According to a report from Crunchyroll published on Monday, the anime film Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero made an estimated US$32 million in its opening weekend in more than 31 markets. The movie is currently in first place at the global box office, according to the studio.
The movie topped its first weekend in North America with an estimated $20.1 million in box office revenue. It would rank as the sixth-highest-grossing anime movie in American history based only on weekend box office results.
The movie comes in at number three in terms of highest U.S. openers, behind only Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Movie: Mugen Train (US$21,234,994 in 2021) and Pokémon: The First Movie (US$31,036,678 in 1999). Pokémon: The First Movie, Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Movie: Mugen Train, Pokémon 2000 - The Movie, Dragon Ball Super: Broly, and Jujutsu Kaisen 0 are the only anime movies to earn more in their final U.S. box office totals. In contrast, Dragon Ball Super: Broly made $9.8 million in its first weekend of release in 1,236 theaters in the United States and Canada.
On June 11, Japan saw the release of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. In its first two days, the movie sold roughly 498,000 tickets for approximately 670 million yen (about $4.99 million). As of August 7, the movie has brought in 2,442,861,650 yen, or around $18.11 million. This summer, Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures will release the movie, which will have the biggest opening for an anime movie ever.
The music for the movie was written by Naoki Sat, while Tetsuro Kodama directed it. The animation director was Chikashi Kubota, the CG director was Jae Hoon Jung, and the art director was Nobuhito Sue. Akira Toriyama, who created the original Dragon Ball manga, contributed to the film's original plot, script, and character designs.