Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ begins its limited theatrical run
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ debuted in theaters for the start of its limited run on Tuesday night, and FUNimation Entertainment has announced the film landed an impressive opening night return. “Resurrection ‘F'” opened in 894 theaters across the U.S., collected $1.97 million at the box office on its opening day and landed in 1st place for per-screen average ($2,198) among the top 10 films, beating out the likes of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Marvel’s Ant-Man.
“We are thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive fan response to the movie. We knew the opening would be very good but its performance has exceeded everyone’s expectations,” said Michael DuBoise, EVP and COO of FUNimation. “From our theatrical marketing campaign and fan engagement events to our expanded theatrical footprint and the specially produced 15-minute pre-show, FUNimation made a strategic decision to make Dragon Ball Z accessible to anime fans both old and new and it has paid off.”
The film came in sixth place in overall in box office grosses for the day. It is currently the eighth-highest anime opening of all time and the first limited event-style theatrical release to crack the Top 10. “Resurrection ‘F'” will continue to play in theaters until August 12 with tickets now on sale at DragonBallZ.com.
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ is the 20th film in the “Dragon Ball” franchise, which first debuted in North America in 1986. The new movie showcases the return of Frieza – one of the greatest villains in all of anime. Even the complete obliteration of his physical form can’t stop the galaxy’s most evil overlord. After years in spiritual purgatory, Frieza has been resurrected and plans to take his revenge on the Z-Fighters of Earth. Facing off against Frieza’s powerful new form, and his army of 1,000 soldiers, Goku and Vegeta must reach new levels of strength in order to protect Earth from their vengeful nemesis.
The film features the return of cast members Seán Schemmel as Goku, Christopher R. Sabat as Vegeta/Piccolo, Chris Ayres as Frieza, John Burgmeier as Tien, Kyle Hebert as Gohan, Mike McFarland as Master Roshi, Monica Rial as Bulma, Sonny Strait as Krillin, Ian Sinclair as Whis, Todd Haberkorn as Jaco, and Jason Douglas as the villain from last year’s “Battle of Gods,” Beerus.