Not even a wish from Shenron could imagine it.
It was an open secret that ‘Dragon Ball Super: Broly‘ was going to have more impact than the last two ‘Dragon Ball’ films, but what it’s getting is unprecedented in the Akira Toriyama series. At its U.S. release, the film has received fabulous international critics, with an 81% consensus in Rotten Tomatoes on its release.
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But the audience has been even more benevolent, if possible, to the film. According to Comic Book data, ‘Dragon Ball Super: Broly’ has become the third highest grossing film in its first weekend in the US, only behind ‘Glass‘ (which it surpassed on Friday) and ‘The Upside’, the discounted version of Bryan Cranston’s ‘Untouchable‘.
In total, the film has raised $10.6 million, an impressive number that proves that Goku and company are as fashionable as they were in the 1990s. The film is also the third anime feature at the US box office, just behind ‘Pokémon: Mewtwo vs. Mew‘ and ‘Pokémon 2: The Power of One‘.
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Compared to ‘The Resurrection of Freezer‘, which only got $1.8m in its US release, ‘Broly’ marks an impasse in the saga that could lead to a new, more successful series or even more films starring anime heroes.