Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F is out now in many countries and it received a record opening for the franchise when it came out earlier this week in the U.S.
Funimation sent out a press release announcing that the new animated movie earned over $1.97 million at the box office on opening day. An impressive feat considering the movie was only available on in 894 theaters across the U.S.
The movie got an average of around $2,198 per screen which places it first on Tuesday night for that category. Overall, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F came in sixth place in the U.S. against all of the other big movies. The movie has the 8th highest opening for an anime and is first limited theatrical release to crack the top 10.
“We are thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive fan response to the movie. We knew the opening would be very good but its performance has exceeded everyone’s expectations,” said Michael DuBoise, EVP and COO of FUNimation. “From our theatrical marketing campaign and fan engagement events to our expanded theatrical footprint and the specially produced 15-minute pre-show, FUNimation made a strategic decision to make Dragon Ball Z accessible to anime fans both old and new and it has paid off.”
The movie was so popular, sell-outs were reported in cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Dallas. August 6th marks the release for the movie in Canada where it will screen in more than 1000 theaters.