- Toei Animation’s latest film in the “Dragon Ball” franchise "Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero" earned $21 million in its North American weekend debut, outperforming Idris Elba’s "Beast," which opened to a dismal $11.5 million from August 19-22, 2022.
- Crunchyroll, which specializes in distributing Japanese anime content, secured the year’s widest anime release for “Super Hero,” which got a 3,940 theater launch, including IMAX and other premium large formats (PLFs).
- “Super Hero” also outperformed its 2018 predecessor, “Dragon Ball Super: Broly,” which ended the Martin Luther King holiday weekend with $11.9 million.
- The film has so far generated over $45 million worldwide, with more markets to cover, including the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
- Written by Dragon Ball series creator Akira Toriyama, the film follows Piccolo and Gohan as they try to save the world from the Red Ribbon Army.
“Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero,” Toei Animation’s latest film in the “Dragon Ball” franchise, topped the North American box office with a $21 million debut this weekend.
The second installment to the “Dragon Ball Super” film series earned nearly twice as much as the Idris Elba-starrer “Beast,” which opened to a dismal $11.5 million from August 19-22, 2022.
- Chinese sci-fi movie “Moon Man” grossed $129 million in China, reaching the top spot on the worldwide box office over the weekend.
- DC’s animated movie "League of Super Pets," which follows the adventures of Superman’s dog, followed behind at $41 million internationally.
- Over 1.4 million fans rated “Moon Man” as “want to see” on Chinese tracking platforms.
- It has since gone on to score a 9.4 and 9.5 out of 10 on film sites Maoyan and Taopiaopiao, respectively.
- With local projections estimating the film to earn over $640 million before exiting the Chinese market, “Moon Man” is on pace to become the country’s sixth-largest film of all time, giving its film industry the boost it needs.
The Chinese sci-fi movie “Moon Man” outshined all others at the global box office over the weekend.
The film grossed $129 million over the weekend, according to Comscore, and that’s only from the Chinese market. DC’s animated movie “League of Super Pets,” which follows the adventures of Superman’s dog, lagged behind at $41 million internationally.
After reaching $200 million domestically, “Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings” has surpassed the $400-million barrier, making it only the third Hollywood movie to reach the milestone during the COVID-19 era.
The achievement: The 25th installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe made a total of $401 million globally last week, making it the third movie after “Godzilla vs. Kong” and “Fast and Furious 9” to garner that much money during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to We Got This Covered.
Netflix has acquired the streaming rights to Frant Gwo’s “The Wandering Earth,” the world’s highest-grossing film so far this year.
The sci-fi adventure exceeded 3.8 billion yuan ($565 million) in 14 days since its opening on Feb. 5, according to ticketing platform Maoyan.
“My Neighbor Totoro” became a massive commercial success in China when it finally reached Chinese cinemas three decades after its first release in Japan.
Released to critical acclaim in Japan in 1988 and in the United States in 1993, the cinematic masterpiece from legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki officially made it to China on December 14.
“My Neighbor Totoro,” which was first released in theaters in 1988, recently took the Chinese box office by storm finishing second place right after the James Wan-directed live-action DC movie “Aquaman.”
The Jon M. Chu-directed film opened with about $1.2 million earned during its opening window in Chinese theaters, according to Deadline.
“Crazy Rich Asians” is now the most successful Hollywood studio romantic comedy film in nine years at the U.S. box office.
The Warner Bros. movie achieved the feat after finishing Labor Day with $117 million, passing the $110.2 million of Amy Schumer’s “Trainwreck” in 2015.
Based on studio estimates Sunday, almost as many people watched the film over the weekend as they did for its opening Friday-to-Sunday run when it generated $26.5 million (a total of $35.3 million from Wednesday to Sunday).
“Asura,” China’s most expensive film to date, was pulled from cinemas after a disastrous opening weekend.
The fantasy movie, which supposedly led a trilogy, spent 750 million yuan ($112 million) in its production that lasted for six years.
Disaster movie “Geostorm”, which stars Hong Kong American actor Daniel Wu as Cheng Long, surpassed the Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling-led film, “Blade Runner 2049,” which did poorly in China’s box office.
The film, distributed in China by state-owned enterprises China Film Group and Huaxia Distribution, and presented by Alcon Entertainment in association with Columbia Pictures, earned some $500,000 in midnight screenings and came out on top on each day, making $33 million for its opening weekend on Oct. 20.