Dragon Ball Super: Broly Opens Well At The Japanese Box Office

Over the weekend Japan became the first country to be able to see the new Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie.

From the looks of things, the movie could go on to be the highest grossing film in the Dragon Ball franchise.

As reported by ComicBook.com, Dragon Ball Super: Broly opened in Japan with $8.7 million across 467 screens. This is the highest opening for the franchise since Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F received $8.1 million in its opening weekend.

To be more specific, AnimeNewsNetwork says that 820,000 tickets were sold over the weekend making it earn close to around $9 million. Based on these numbers, Toei Animation expects the movie to gross over $44 million in total.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly won't be released in more countries until January 2019. The movie is expected to be the highest grossing Dragon Ball movie of all time as anticipation for the film is astronomical.

In slightly related news, Madman Entertainment posted on their Facebook page that Dragon Ball Super: Broly will be releases in IMAX cinemas. IMAX is the biggest movie screen in the world and only a few countries have it.

For now, the IMAX release could only be exclusive to both Australia and New Zealand. There has been no announcements if the movie will be in IMAX in other countries.

To also celebrate the release of the new movie, Anime Lab has announced on its Facebook page that it will be showing a Dragon Ball movie each week leading up to the release of Broly.

These are the spin-off Dragon Ball Z movies that aired many years ago.

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