Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods – Opening Weekend Sales Over 683 Million

Posted by Dawn Bryant
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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods was a hit at the Japanese box office! During opening weekend, March 30 and March 31, it took in over 683 million yen (around $7.3 million USD) in gross sales! Over 561,000 fans went to see it, making it the #1 non-American movie this past weekend.

How did Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods do in comparison to the other movies we at Saiyan Island were enthused about recently?

One Piece Film Z, which was released on December 15, 2012, brought in 1.37 billion yen (around $16 million USD) during it’s opening weekend. Like Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, the movie was created by Japanese animation house Toei Animation.

Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie, which was released July 28, 2012, brought in an estimated 356 millon yen (around $3.8 million USD) during it’s opening weekend. It was created by Japanese animation house Studio Pierrot.

Source: Variety, CinemaToday

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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 was released in Japanese theaters on 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.