Super Hero Just Made Anime Movie History Yet Again

In a recent report, Crunchyroll revealed that “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero” has raked in over $30 million at the U.S. box office, which makes it the fifth-highest grossing anime film in U.S. history. That also means that “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero” has officially earned more than its predecessor, “Dragon Ball Super: Broly,” did at the U.S. box office when it was released in 2018. That film, notably, earned a little over $30.7 million at the U.S. box office during its time in theaters (via BoxOfficeMojo).

Thanks to its box office success, “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero” has not only pushed “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” out of the United States’ top five anime film rankings, but it has also replaced it as the highest-grossing “Dragon Ball” film in U.S. history. To date, “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero” has grossed over $68 million at the worldwide box office (via BoxOfficeMojo).

As of this writing, only four other anime films have done better than “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero” at the U.S. box office. According to Crunchyroll, those four films are “Jujutsu Kaisen 0,” “Pokémon The Movie 2000,” “Demon Slayer — Kimetsu No Yaiba — The Movie: Mugen Train,” and “Pokémon: The First Movie — Mewtwo Strikes Back.” There is, of course, still a chance that “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero” could go on to top one or multiple of those films.

For now, however, fans can rejoice in knowing that “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero” has truly taken the “Dragon Ball” franchise to new heights.

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