Anime lovers will be amazed to know that 'Dragon Ball Super: Broly' anime movie has bagged in a gigantic amount of 2 billion yen (around USD 18.1 million) after 11 days at the box office in Japan. It has sold over 1.5 million tickets and marked the record for becoming the fastest movie to hit such a huge amount.
'Dragon Ball Super: Broly' anime movie premiered in Japan on Friday, December 14. In its first three days of run, the movie earned over 1,050,000,000 yen (approx. USD 9.26 million). Whereas, in its first six days, the movie earned 1.3 billion yen (around USD 11.6 million). The production company Toei Company noted that it expects the movie to earn over 5 billion yen (about USD 44 million). Apart from normal screenings, the movie has 4DX screenings in Japan, as reported by Anime News Network.
Two original characters – Lemo (voiced by Tomokazu Sugita) and Cheelai (by Nana Mizuki) – have been added. Bin Shimada has come back to the role of Broly in the movie. The plot takes place after the events of the 'Dragon Ball Super' television anime.
A recent survey was done by Toei Animation over around 6,000 anime enthusiasts in Japan to celebrate the release of the movie. Choosing from 19 movies in the franchise, the top five movies in the poll have been revealed. The results are: 'Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn', 'Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods', 'Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan', 'Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F', and 'Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler', as reported by Comic Book.
The ongoing movie is now playing in Japan and Funimation will launch the movie to multiple theatres in the US on January 16. The tickets are already on sale.