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‘Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero’ wins the weekend box office with over $20.1M in domestic earnings

‘Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero’ opened with $20.1 million-plus in earnings in North American box office to win the weekend box office, easily beating the weekend’s other new film, ‘Beast.’ Crunchyroll, the distributor of the Japanese movie, says the sequel to 2018’s Dragon Ball Super: Broly is scoring the best global opening ever for an anime film. Dragon Ball Super: Broly debuted to $9.8 million domestically from roughly 1,200 theaters.

Dragon Ball Super 2 is the 21st feature film in the long-running ‘Dragon Ball’ universe and a sequel to Dragon Ball Super: Broly. The CGI-animated martial arts fantasy — directed by Tetsuro Kodama from a story by series creator Akira Toriyama, and produced by Toei Animation — is playing in more than 3,100 cinemas in North America, including 324 IMAX locations.

Taking second place at the box office was Beast with a modest $11.6 million from 3,743 theaters, a disappointing start for the Universal release starring Idris Elba.  Elsewhere at the box office, Sony’s Bullet Train fell to No. 3; and Top Gun: Maverick took the No. 4 spot to reach $700 million in earnings at the domestic box office.

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