The Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie is making records all over the world. As of August 21, 2022, the global revenue from the movie has reached approximately 7.08 billion yen (approximately 51.6 million US dollars). [Thanks, Mantan Web!]
The American opening revenue was recorded at $21 million, and it also simultaneously topped the ranking charts. The Japanese press release noted that this is the first Japanese movie to accomplish such a feat in America since the 1999’s Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back. It added that the revenue from countries and regions other than Japan and the U.S. was $12.3 million. The movie also topped all charts in the global weekend revenue rankings.
Initially announced in July 2021, Super Hero is the 21st movie in the Dragon Ball series after the previous entry, Dragon Ball Super: Broly, came out in 2018. It tells a story where a grown-up Gohan and the Potential-Unleashed Piccolo join forces with other allies to fight against the Red Ribbon Army which created two new androids, Gamma 1 and Gamma 2.
Toei launched Super Hero first in Japan on June 11, 2022, where it recorded 2.49 billion yen (~$18.16 million) at the country’s box office. The movie then made its way to global theaters on August 18, 2022.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is available in theaters worldwide.