The recently released Dragon Ball Z movie, "Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F", had a big opening at the box office in the US, according to figures released by FUNimation Entertainment, the company in charge of its dubbing and distribution.
A press statement issued by the company said the opening night of "Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F" was "record breaking." Despite being shown only at 894 theatres in the US, the movie earned $1.97 million at the box office at an average of $2,198 per screen.
The movie was the eighth highest anime opening of all times. It is also the first one to make it to the top 10 movies' list with limited theatrical releases.
"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.
It was also observed that at places such as New York, Los Angeles and Dallas, the tickets for the movie were sold out.
"This film is a resounding victory on all levels," said David Wengrod, VP of Theatrical Distribution for FUNimation.
The movie hit about 1,000 Canadian theatres on 6 August. There is no information on the movie coming for a home release, but the Japanese version already has a Blu-ray and DVD, which will be released on 7 October, 2015.
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' has earned more than $51.6 million worldwide to date, remarkable considering the fact that it was made with a budget of $5 million.
[Source: Saiyan Island]