Of course, anime is a widely loved genre, and Dragon Ball in particular has had a long and impressive lifespan as a franchise. The first “Dragon Ball” TV series began in 1986, and it has been a mainstay among Japanese anime fans ever since. The long-running latest installment follows boxer Gohan and his first trainer Piccolo as they attempt to save the world from the Red Ribbon Army, a nefarious group that has appeared in the “Seven Balls” stories. Dragon Ball” for decades now. The film was released in Japan in June, which means plenty of time to garner good word of mouth among fans in the US.
While cartoons have certainly enjoyed box office success in the US in the past, they rarely win weekend wins. In turn like “Pokemon: The First Movie” in 1999, made $31 million opened in theaters its first weekend and grossed $85.7 million domestically, which tends to be the exception more than the rule. “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero” is bolstered by its wide availability, as it opened in 3007 locations this weekend, which is the most ever for a CrunchyRoll production .
The success of the PG-13 film is a win for adult anime and animation, but it also continues a trend of generally sluggish box office sales this month. “Beast,” starring Idris Elba, is projected to earn just $10.1 million, while the rest of the weekend’s top five includes comeback films like Brad Pitt’s “Bullet Train” lead, the animated family “DC League of Super-Pets” and the seemingly unstoppable “Top Gun: Maverick.”
https://www.slashfilm.com/973780/dragon-ball-super-super-hero-is-number-one-at-the-box-office-this-weekend/ Superheroes are number one at the box office this weekend