For about a month, after several problems, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero made its official debut in Japanese cinemas. How is the data at the box office? The analyzes speak for themselves: the latest film in the franchise, on which Akira Toriyama himself worked, is the worst in the last 25 years.
In Italy, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero will arrive in September. Japanese fans, however, have already decreed the anime movie as a flop, at least compared to the previous three. According to analysis conducted by BoxOfficeMojo, in its first three weeks at the box office, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero achieved proceeds of $ 12,121,660. A figure of everything, but which turns out to be merciless in comparison with the other feature films in the series.
The box office numbers of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero are disappointing. In their first three weeks, Dragon Ball Z: The Battle of the Gods, Dragon Ball Z: The Resurrection of F and Dragon Ball Super: Broly have grossed $ 23,618,327, $ 21,411,019 and $ 23,640,548 respectively. dollars. Hence, Super Hero is the only one who has not even touched twenty million. This failure does not affect the franchise. TOEI is already working on a new Dragon Ball Super movie.
For this “flop”, there could be several reasons. Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero has been a victim of piracy, with TOEI Animation standing battling to prevent illegal sharing of the film. Other reasons could lie in the change of protagonists, from Goku and Vegeta, to Gohan and Piccolo, and in the graphic style in 3DCG of the film. We must also consider that compared to the film about Broly, this new one has less serious and more colorful tones.