2022 is a good year for anime movies, as Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero has become the #5 highest-grossing anime film of all time. So far, it has made over $30 million, making it more profitable than Dragon Ball Super: Broly. Incidentally, Super Hero made $30 million since August 19, 2022, while Broly made $30.7 million throughout its theatrical run in 2019. [Thanks, Crunchyroll!]
Here’s another look at the film’s official trailer.
The latest Dragon Ball Super movie isn’t just a hit in the west. As of August 21, 2022, the movie made $51.6 million worldwide, with the United States contributing $21 million of that at the time. When the movie first launched in Japan back on June 11, 2022, it made 2.49 billion yen, which is around $18.16 million.
The plot of the film revolves around the revival of the Red Ribbon Arm, with Magenta hoping to recruit Dr. Gero’s grandson Dr. Hedo. Super Hero also focuses on the relationship between Gohan and Piccolo. Some critics on Rotten Tomatoes specifically noted that the subplot around those two was a major boon to the story.
With Super Hero having ousted Broly, the Highest-Grossing Anime Films of All Time in the domestic box office are:
- Pokemon: The First Movie
- Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train
- Pokemon: The Movie 2000
- Jujutsu Kaisen 0
- Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is in theaters worldwide.