Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods First Day Sales (Updated)

Posted by Dawn Bryant
Tags: Dragon Ball, Information,

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is expected to surpass it’s 3 billion yen (around $31.5 Million USD) goal in gross sales by the time it’s run in Japanese theaters end. At least that’s according to a report by Japanese statistics company Oricon

In it’s first day at Japanese theaters, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods grossed 47.3% of what Toei Animation’s One Piece: Film Z took in on day one. In exact amounts, that would be an estimated 354.75 million yen (about $3.8 Million USD).

One Piece: Film Z grossed a total of 6.85 billion yen (around $72.7 million USD). If Battle of Gods continues to take in 47.3% of what One Piece grossed, it’s expected to eclipse the 3 billion goal by 240 million yen (about $2.5 million USD) for a total of 3.24 billion yen (around $34.4 million USD).

Oricon notes DBZ author Akira Toriyama’s involvement with the latest DBZ movie has generated a lot of buzz with fans, who came into theaters in herds. The audience consisted mostly of parents in their late 20′s to 50′s, coming in to enjoy the movie with their children.

Update: It seems as if sales reported on day one are only until 1 PM on March 30, so first day sales will likely be higher than the 354.75 million yen. We will provide an additional update when available. Thanks Elizabeth Bonis Murayama!

Update 2: Removed 1 PM information, Oricon’s report was a bit unclear. Two day sales released: Opening Weekend Sales Over 683 Million.

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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is the 18th movie in the Dragon Ball anime series. It will take place between Dragon Ball manga chapters 517 and 518, in the 10 year timeskip after Goku defeats Buu, but before the 28th World Martial Arts Tournament. Akira Toriyama along with Toei Animation, Fox International Productions Japan, Shueisha, Fuji TV, Bandai, and Namco Bandai Games are all involved. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is set to release in Japanese theaters March 30, 2013. There is no word on a North American or European release date at this time, however, Toei has acknowledged a huge international response and has received government funding for a potential release.

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.waabenammentorp Paul Waaben Ammentorp

    Akira Toriyama has said hes planning a new series of over 200 new DBZ episodes!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bijoy.amran Bijoy Amran

    scorce? :p

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.waabenammentorp Paul Waaben Ammentorp

    I cant post link here. Sorry :p

  • timanel1

    what means its fake

  • http://www.saiyanisland.com/ Saiyan

    At this time that’s just a rumor from what seems to be started by fans. If i pans out to be true, we’ll be sure to post it right here on Saiyan Island!

  • http://www.facebook.com/arosekhan.niazi Arose Khan Niazi

    Why Can’t you post the like ………. you can message me

  • king

    The new DBZ: Battle of Gods will do just fine, no awesome. I know it will.

  • BrainYZ

    Actually no one can post any link on SI
    but he can do a trick
    www dot ANY-EXAMPLE dot com

  • http://www.facebook.com/cblowe1 Charles Blowe

    They are supposed to be continuing Dragonball Z Kai

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.anifantis Alex Sam Anif

    I don’t get it, is this good or bad?? Does this mean it’s sales were higher or lower than expected? And why is it being compared to One Piece Film Z???

  • narutobleachop

    Because the same company, Toei Animation, made them both. Compared to Film Z the sales are bad. But overall they are good and higher then expected then what their goal was for DBZ to make.

  • Dylan Mckay

    this nothing wait till it comes worldwide

  • SalvadorRamirez

    Well that’s good news

  • JamesMarrshal

    Oh god, please be true lol.

  • BrainYZ

    Than*

  • pervysage1608

    omg I can’t wait to see the movie in the theaters!!! I’m gonna watch it daily for one week :D

  • ssj5

    i just hope that there is more to ssjg like ssjg2 in the future

  • Dylan Mckay

    dbz is doing better than one piece

    one piece filmZ after 4 weeks got 2.2 million $

    dbz is just out and it already got 3.8 million $
    wait after 4 weeks it will surpass one piece by alot

  • Radar

    What? No, Battle of Gods grossed 47.3% of what One piece Film z did on day one. It’s not even doing half as good….

  • Joseph Cregier

    Why does One Piece sell so much? That’s something the world may never know.

  • SSJG

    well… its never gonna be in theatres for worldwide. only bluray/dvd.

  • SSJG

    quit.

  • http://twitter.com/SpideySwordz Tae Norman

    One Piece is amazing dude. I just start reading the manga last week,and completely hooked now.

  • SSJG

    actually it is doing more than half as good. this was just sales until 1pm, it got 47% of one piece film in like half the day.

  • SSJG

    only low life idiots correct grammar online.

  • Children Of Nephilim

    read it again, it’s been updated.

  • Radar

    Oh, then never mind then, lol.

  • narutobleachop

    Sales only until 1 PM? That’s really good!! Theaters open at what, 9 AM? 4 Hours made 354 million yen. If the theater is open for another 5 hours then it will blow One Piece out of the park!!!

  • Joseph Cregier

    I’m caught up, and I don’t think it deserves the hype it gets.

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.s.higgins.5 Toots McGee

    Agreed, Kai was terrible.

  • LSSJBroly87

    I just don’t get it- so goku gets a new form and wins- same thing over and over- they should let vegeta go ssj3 and win an epic battle for once

  • http://www.facebook.com/cblowe1 Charles Blowe

    Goku didn’t actually win, nor is he a true super saiyan god. Bills just grew tired of fighting him, and became disappointed that the all seeing thing exxagerated when he thought it was Goku

  • http://www.facebook.com/cblowe1 Charles Blowe

    I agree, but take it up with them. the voice over for krillin confirms that Kai will cover the Majin Buu Saga

  • http://twitter.com/A5J4DX A5J4DX

    hope it breaks records!

  • *Super~Sayian*

    maybe! or maybe not! Dbz is very popular anime, even people won’t don’t even watch anime loves that show. especially in north america where anime only makes up 1% of the country. the only anime films i’ve seen hit international theater’s were both yugioh and pokemon the first movie. and dbz’s is just about as important if not more. so it’s possible!

  • LSSJBroly87

    Doesn’t goku turn into the great ape, then god minded then defeats bills? It’s that same thing- just like in gt just like against fireza and broly and kid buu-his spirit bomb and he said he could have defeated him…gets old- just think vegeta should get some love

  • *Super~Sayian*

    right, like we’re going to listen to a guy with “broly” in his username. just about every broly fanboy hates goku. so your credibility is pretty low. dude

  • Daniel.

    its a drama. alot of ppl love drama.

    One Piece: action/drama
    DragonBall: Pure Awesome.

  • LSSJBroly87

    So based upon my name, my credibility is low- okaaayyyyy…and I love Goku, However Vegeta is my favorite character and IMO it just gets old having Goku achieve a new form or defeat the antagonist

  • Jordan Green

    Like we’re going to listen to a guy with “guest” instead of a username hurhur

  • Jordan Green

    If it came to a U.K cinema, I’d be in it ASAP.

  • Jordan Green

    trololololol

  • Daniel.

    if it was in the U.S.A i would do the same…

    it wont be in english DUB for months to come, but id rather see it in its original Japanese form and with some nice Subs haha.

  • Daniel.

    i turned on my TV and it was on DBKai… i was like WTF is this crap it looks like lazy animations from a video game.

    :p ill stick to the original HD remastered.

  • Daniel.

    what do you mean?

  • Daniel.

    if it breaks records, we are SURE to see it DUBBED in english. :D

  • Daniel.

    i know where LSSJBROLY is coming from! as a guy who always used Vegeta in TenkaichiB. i feel the pain of seeing Vegeta constantly over passed…. until GT, where the story sucked ass, but the SSJ4 transformation was amazing, and i was SO HAPPY when Vegeta made it too SJJ4.

    BUT GOKU is the main protagonist in the Dragon ball Series, and we need to understand that its not going to change, they tried with Gohan, but we let Akira know whats what. haha. #longliveAkirasDream

    Tho i know Akira WILL make a special/movie where Vegeta ascends to SSJ3… i just know it and i believe he will!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cblowe1 Charles Blowe

    Sorry it was to the guy who said quit.They have been talking about spin-offs for a long time now. So far the spin-offs are GT, Kai and SD(its like the rock lee manga) I would like to see a series based on Goku and Vegeta Jr. as well as Goku Sr. I also agree that the original much better than these redos.

  • http://twitter.com/DanielRChargers Daniel Rivera

    ehhh. i dunno… i kind of want them to stray away from the GT storyline… but if A.Toriyama decided to do that, i would NEVER complain.

  • Atarada

    Vegeta is revealed to be stronger than Goku in the movie. But Goku is a genius.

  • LSSJBroly87

    How is that when vegeta can’t even turn ssj3 let alone god mode?

  • Mecha_the_Hedgehog

    It would not shock me if it wasn’t true the spoilers make it seem like this is more like a series pilot then a standalone movie or at the very least setups potential for a sequel. As long as the movie makes money in theaters and DVD and merch theirs noway it wont be continued in some form.

    Lets face it Toei Animation needs Dragonball for the international market One Piece was a failure in America not the shows fault mind you but its time to be a successor to Dragonball to american kids has been passed up.

  • Idy Inyang

    Then read it again, and again, and again, ’till you know why.

  • narutonatsu

    kai isn’t a spin-off. it’s just remastered graphics,uncut and just episodes that were in the manga. It’s not a spin-off, it’s for the new generations, and a money grabber.

  • Decio Figueira

    I Know its the wrong page, but there will be Cowboy and Pirate Naruto dlc for Storm 3 XD

  • abcdeee

    saiyan, update the wondercon announced of storm 3 with the pirate naruto and cowboy DLC.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.ramirez.7587370 John Ramirez

    FUNimation said 2 years.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.ramirez.7587370 John Ramirez

    So fake.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.ramirez.7587370 John Ramirez

    Kai was terrible? It’s the same as original DBZ with better dialogue.

  • pervysage1608

    Imagine world wide! I hope they make a new series. I’ve heard they were, I hope this is true!

  • Felipe

    That’s the first time i agree with you on something.

  • Jaye J

    Yea, really it’s different strokes for different folks. I like One Piece, but do I think it’s the best of all-time? Absolutely not but mainly because I’ve seen plenty more anime, whereas some probably it’s about the only anime they watch as far as newcomers to anime.

  • Anthony_weaver86

    If this was world wide it would be 900,000,000,000 lol

  • Jaye J

    It’s a good thing because what they’re saying is, that the way it keeps on grossing it’s gonna pass Film z in sales. The reason they’re compared is because, it’s the same animation company and since One Piece sales so much in Japan, whereas Dragonball is an older anime, that has not had a movie out for so long, yet it’s selling well in 2013, it’s a pretty Big deal.

  • Jaye J

    It would be amazing, if this came out in NA theaters but the way it seems it’s unlikely.
    When is the last time NA has gotten behind an (anime)animated film? Pokemon
    It’s 2013, so most likely it would just be released on dvd/bluray.
    I just cnt wait to see the film. Good job on sales DB, and this is just the start.

  • Atarada

    1) Goku can not access God mode on his own, Vegeta said next time it’s his turn

    2) Precisely by not being a SSJ3. When Bulma was hurt by Birus, Vegeta, enraged, was able to fight him. A thing ultimate gohan and ssj3 Goku were unable to do. Thing is, Goku is a genius and can adapt to almost anything so it’s why he will always be the first one to achieve something.

    3) As for SSJ3, Goku mentionned he was only able to first reach it because he had an undying body in heaven, as for Gotrunks I’m guessing the time chamber gave them enough time to copy it. In theory Vegeta could mimic it. Thing is, in normal SSJ state he did better than SSJ 3 Goku. Also, when Goku loses his God state, he fights in super saiyan 2 and not 3. Implying SSJ 3 might be nowhere near as useful as originally thought. It’s like wasting the user’s energy while not giving such a massive boost. And SSJ 2 is just basically SSJ 1, so I guess maybe they wanted the main transformation to stay “super saiyan”.

  • Atarada

    1) Goku can not access God mode on his own, Vegeta said next time it’s his turn

    2) Precisely by not being a SSJ3. When Bulma was hurt by Birus, Vegeta, enraged, was able to fight him. A thing ultimate gohan and ssj3 Goku were unable to do. Thing is, Goku is a genius and can adapt to almost anything so it’s why he will always be the first one to achieve something.

    3) As for SSJ3, Goku mentionned he was only able to first reach it because he had an undying body in heaven, as for Gotrunks I’m guessing the time chamber gave them enough time to copy it. In theory Vegeta could mimic it. Thing is, in normal SSJ state he did better than SSJ 3 Goku. Also, when Goku loses his God state, he fights in super saiyan 2 and not 3. Implying SSJ 3 might be nowhere near as useful as originally thought. It’s like wasting the user’s energy while not giving such a massive boost. And SSJ 2 is just basically SSJ 1, so I guess maybe they wanted the main transformation to stay “super saiyan”.

  • LSSJBroly87

    I’m not 100 percent sure what point you are making but all I’m saying is that It would be nice if the Prince of Sayains got some love as was able to turn ssj3 or be the saving hero

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.anifantis Alex Sam Anif

    2 YEARS?! yeah, right! as if anyone is gonna wait even half that time! these ppl are idiots! there are ppl who have children and would gladly take them to watch this instead of another damn marvel hero movie! this is seriously a huge opportunity they’re passing up! but, i guess with the economy the way it is, it’s not that easy to do these things anymore…

    btw, i was in that first pokemon movie as well. damn, i cried! ahhh… good times!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/noah.trout Noah Trout

    I think Cowboy Bebop the movie was also in theaters as well.

  • Method Man

    I mean wheres the love for piccolo lol I feel like he should win super namek ftw!

  • LSSJBroly87

    Haha when Puccolo fused with Kami- that was epic! That fight between Piccolo and 17 was one of the best fights in all of DBZ!

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.ramirez.7587370 John Ramirez

    It’s not their fault. It’s FOX. They have the rights already and FUNi has to wait for them to refuse them. Unless you want FOX to dub the movies with shitty voices we’re gonna have to wait.

  • Spendamoneyquick

    Dragonball/A.T is basically the Michael Jordan of Manga. Of course it was going to beat One Piece,

  • Atarada

    What more love can he get ? His normal SSJ form ended up STRONGER than Goku’s SSJ3. Goku was only chosen by saiyans to become the god, it’s not his own power. Birus and Wirus mentionned Goku AND Vegeta could become dangerous in the future. So if sequels there is, Vegeta will have his time to shine, it’s been hinted Vegeta’s potential power is bigger but Goku is a fighting genius, which allows him to figure out how to be the strongest, in that movie. It was already hinted in the actual show with Trunks and Goten, it’s been stated in that movie. And also, Goku himself gave up on the SSJ3 so it’s worthless for Vegeta to get it.

  • LSSJBroly87

    I don’t get how Goku is a fighting genius, the Kais in the buu saga stated that Vegeta is clearly the better fighting tactician- still dont see how ssj1>ssj3…and there is still to “love” of having Vegeta actually save the planet

  • Dylan Mckay

    goku was always lucky
    trainned with gods sensu beans more prone to dying
    while vegeta only had himself
    it was staded vegeta is a elite prince
    goku a low-class warrior
    so its only natural for him to become stronger

  • http://www.facebook.com/jalen.frisby.7 Jalen Frisby

    so is this good

  • http://www.facebook.com/zyan.gillies Zyan Gillies

    there will be one in-between this month and the end of this year we just have to wait

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.ramirez.7587370 John Ramirez

    How the hell do you know that? Don’t tell me you’re talking about that UnrealEntGaming idiot.

  • Thetrueuchiha

    No it was the same thing with crappier voices (vegeta teen gohan frieza) weird colors ( blue popo) and no great animation just a new name same crap and a waist of time and money

  • GokuForever24

    I think you shouldn’t be give out all of this false information because right now the movie has been out for 1 day, so for you to know all of this information is HIGHLY UNLIKELY, so stop stating false statements, Super saiyan 3 is the strongest transformation besides fusion WATCH THE SERIES AND YOU WILL know his power is greatly increased much more than super saiyan 1 or 2 thats why the damn number goes up because he is geting stronger >.<

  • http://twitter.com/SpideySwordz Tae Norman

    I respect your opinion. I’m not those who idiots who rages over opinions. But like I said,it’s just different people’s point of views. :)

  • http://twitter.com/A5J4DX A5J4DX

    absolutely :D

  • SSJVegito7868

    where i can watch this amazing movie dbz: battle of gods??

  • SSJVegito7868

    I hope i can watch it now for it can pass billions of yen

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.s.higgins.5 Toots McGee

    less blood, violence, worse dialogue, less well… dbz.

  • Uhh

    WOW THIS MOVIE WAS THE BEST MOVIE I HAVE EVER SEEN! Completely cured me from that sickness that is Road to Ninja (A terrible movie) This was insaiyan! The Animations also lol!! Did you see those mountains? Hell yes.

    Oh and they knew the right strings they were pulling for that last battle song.

    Ladies and gentlemen, DBZ.

  • nicholas deo

    Release it world wide. It would reach 9 billion yen faster then instant transmission

  • Idy Inyang

    Well, it is still an ongoing series; you don’t know what will occur, how things will turn out, but most importantly, how it’s going to end. That’s why you can’t compare a series that is still ongoing to those that are finished because there is more to look forward to.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.ramirez.7587370 John Ramirez

    That’s because it was on Nicktoons ya fool. Ever heard of uncut version? The animation is better than DBZ. Vegeta’s voice was the same. Ok teen gohan’s voice sucked. But Frieza was ok. Blame Nick for making those edits.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.ramirez.7587370 John Ramirez

    The uncut version has all of that. They cut out the things that aren’t canon.

  • Jaye J

    I know it’s still ongoing I read it, I was just saying I’m not a worshiper of it, it’s One Of my favorite series so far that I have read/watch. Anime/Manga is all about opinion and you either like it or not. I do like One Piece but I’m not claiming it’s the best.

  • Alucart

    Wow, people are still creating fake news about Dragonball? Lame.

  • Alucart

    It still contains a huge load of fillers. They could have done KAI a lot better.

  • http://twitter.com/UNDISPUTED_NOC UNDISPUTED_BITW(¬‿¬)

    Wang Chung-Everybody have fun tonight

  • tae

    realy pokemon hahaha alexsam

  • Idy Inyang

    One Piece, manga-wise, I love the best, mostly because it comes weekly. Anime-wise, I love other series because Toei does a s h i t t y job handling One Piece episodes.

  • anonymous

    just throwing this out there… this is the best krillin design ever made in ,my opinion

  • anonymous

    funimation is gonna get rights back as soon as fox voices over the movie and u know it might happen because the people in fox are greedy bastards

  • anonymous

    I wouldn’t mind 200 episodes but at the end of each one would be a movie to have them fight one of the other dimensional gods or something. that would be cool

  • anonymous

    man one piece is apart of my childhood and I will never let it go. one piece is doing so good it might even break the 1000 episode barrier

  • anonymous

    ur right im just gonna add that goku only mastered super saiyan not super saiyan 2 nor 3.

  • anonymous

    he is stronger in ssj 2,3 but he never mastered them completely so it drains his power dramatically and he’ll have to charge his energy back but it will take time.

  • Micah

    Japan

  • teabag

    its the law ya dipshit every anime is like that
    and they will make more money this way

  • teabag

    Hi im Luffy and im here to kick your ass-
    thats why

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.anifantis Alex Sam Anif

    Frankly, I can’t imagine dbz without the voices of Schemel, Hebert and the rest of the cast. But, if this meant getting an opportunity to watch this movie at the cinemas before it got fandubbed, then I wouldn’t care if it was FOX, or Funimation or whoever. I’d just be grateful for the opportunity.

  • Jimmy Lee

    I’ll Learn Japanese By Two Years

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.ramirez.7587370 John Ramirez

    Sorry. I would wait longer. I do not wanna see new voices for everyone in DBZ.

  • Joseph Cregier

    You mad?

  • teabag

    why wud i b mad lol?

  • Joseph Cregier

    Nah, I barley read it once. Too boring in my opinion, a few arcs seemed pointless to me, Marineford, Saboady, and CP9 sagas are definitely the highlights of the series. Everything else, meh.

  • asdsa

    Why does dbz sell so much? It has a terrible story, and sub par animation and voice acting.

  • Joseph Cregier

    HAHA! That’s funny, kid.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rasanderobinandersson Rasande Røbïìíïn Andersson

    3 billion*

  • Negulus Averity

    DBZ BOTG Flaw: Kaioken/False Saiyan ripoff

  • Negulus Averity

    99.99 percent of things are not faster than instant tranmission including this.

  • Negulus Averity

    Why do you sell so less? Oh i know because your Life is terrible.

  • Negulus Averity

    One thing all shonen anime people should know, DBZ IS ALWAYS AWESOME!!!

  • Negulus Averity

    Even if it has a thousand episode it will never be more AWESOMER THEN DBZ!!!