Dragon Ball fans flock to theaters in early box office reports

Dragon Ball Super: Super heroes leads the weekend box office after grossing $4 million in Thursday previews en route to an expected $21-23 million opening topping the $15 million total projected earlier in the week. This is a big win for the studio Crunchyroll’s movie release strategy, choosing what seems like the perfect weekend to release a targeted movie like this.

In second place at the bottom end of the projections is Idris Elba with The beast. Reviews for the film have been fairly positive, saying it doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but is an enjoyable way to kill an hour and a half. Our own Chris Bumbray called it a pleasant surprise in his 8 out of 10 review of the film.

The rest of the box office is filled with your summer hangers with Bullet Train, Top Gun: Maverick and DC Super Pet League completing the top five.

However, I must admit an error in my previous predictions, because the horror comedy Body Body Body should only bring in $2.3 million this weekend for a tenth-place finish.

Were you part of the loyal fanbase who rushed to see the new Dragon Ball Super film? Or do you wait for bigger titles to come out before returning to theaters? Let us know in the comments.

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