Once again Dragon Ball Z has made anime history, on completion of its North American limited nine-day theatrical run, Resurrection F has grossed nearly $8 million domestically.
The movie has taken the place of The Wind Rises, becoming the ninth highest grossing anime movie in US history Among the top ten are other internationally successful franchises such as Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Digimon and standalone titles such as Ponyo and Spirited Away. The full list can be seen below.
Funimation CEO and founder Gen Fukunaga congratulated the fans who have stuck with the franchise for so long and helped it to achieve this feat.
It’s truly gratifying to see how this movie resonated with fans, I’m so thankful to the loyal fans who embraced this movie and who have been with us on this journey since we first introduced ‘Dragon Ball Z’ to American audiences 20 years ago.
Additionally, as some have anticipated further screenings have been announced for fans who want more. David Wengrod, VP of Theatrical Event Distribution at Funimation added:
Because of the ongoing demand from both fans and theaters owners, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ will continue to screen as an ‘encore release’ at various theaters across North America thru August 17. Fans should check with their local theaters or DragonBallZ.com to determine exact locations.
Of course more screenings are to follow in the UK. Watch this space for further updates, including the global box office sales when they are released.
Dragon Ball Z : Resurrection F is the 20th film instalment in the franchise. Featuring the return of iconic villain Frieza, this movie has an original story written by Akira Toriyama with Tadayoshi Yamamuro taking directorial duties. Most of the Funimation voice cast starred in the movie including fan favourites such as Sean Schemmel and Christopher Sabat. The movie received a world dubbed premier at Regal LA Live Stadium, before its general release on August 4th-12th.
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