To go along with the previously reported record-breaking box-office figures for the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ North American theatrical run, Box Office Mojo recently listed that Resurrection ‘F’ earned $1,371,000 on Saturday August 9, bringing in a total of $5,367,000 in just 5 days. With that, this officially moves Resurrection ‘F’ into the Top 10 at the 9 spot among all anime films in North America all time! The previous film, Battle of Gods, earned just $2,553,002 throughout the entirety of its 8 day theatrical run in North America.
Due to the overwhelming response from fans, FUNimation Executive VP and chief operating officer Michael Dubois announced that the film will be screening in an additional 200 theaters today, August 10, and also 250 on Tuesday August 11. To date, Resurrection ‘F’ has grossed over $51.6 million internationally, and on just a $5 million budget.
UPDATE: With Sunday’s box office Resurrection ‘F’ has now grossed $5.97 million.
“DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’” RACES INTO ALL-TIME ANIME TOP TEN LIST AS BOX OFFICE SURGES TO $5.97 Million
Takes #9 Position on List of Highest Grossing Anime Films In Record Time
FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS – August 10, 2015. FUNimation® Entertainment announced its limited event-style theatrical release of the anime film “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” has surged to $5.97M in box office gross since opening last Tuesday. For the 3 day weekend total, the film brought in $1.81 Million, bringing its total North American gross to a staggering $5.97 Million. With Saturday’s result, “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” became the first independent film to make the Top 10 list of highest grossing anime films domestically.
“It’s a great film that loyal DBZ fans, and fans of anime, have helped push into the record books in just 6 days,” said Michael DuBoise, EVP and COO of FUNimation. “Great word of mouth, extremely positive reviews, plus a film that appeals to core fans and is creating new fans, have led to sold-out shows, repeat viewings, and additional theaters being added through Wednesday.”
“Based on the unprecedented success of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F,’ hundreds of theater locations are being added this week to meet demand,” said David Wengrod, VP of Theatrical Distribution for FUNimation. “Don’t miss out on your chance to see this record-breaking movie, as it will be ending its theatrical run this week.”
“Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” continues its run in both the U.S. and Canada thru Wednesday, August 12.
Dragon Ball Z: “Fukkatsu no ‘F’” (Revival of ‘F’ – Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ ) released in Japanese theaters on April 18, 2015. Resurrection ‘F’ is centered on the revival of Freeza. Toriyama stated that he, “deliberately increased the amount of action scenes by a good deal”, and he is writing it, “as though it were a continuation of the manga when it was in serialization.” Resurrection ‘F’ began it’s English dubbed limited theatrical run on August 4 and ending on August 12. A subtitled world premiere of the film came to Los Angeles, California on April 11, 2015. Manga UK recently announced that the UK will be receiving a theatrical run of the film. Resurrection ‘F’ will eventually screen in 74 countries worldwide.