Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Over $2.5 Million (North America), $50 Million Worldwide

Posted on August 14, 2014

The numbers are in and the English dub of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods has an estimated gross of over $2.5 million USD in ticket sales! The movie debuted in North American theaters on August 5th, and on opening day took in over $1 million USD! Officially, the movie had showings on August 5, 6, 7, and 9 and FUNimation announced an encore presentation on the 12th, but some theaters also played the movie in between those days as well. Here are the sales totals broken down by day.

  • August 05, 2014 – $1,072,600
  • August 06, 2014 – $865,204
  • August 07, 2014 – $178,534
  • August 08, 2014 – $19,769
  • August 09, 2014 – $246,098
  • August 10, 2014 – $30,547
  • August 11, 2014 – $22,181
  • August 12, 2014 – $118,069

Here are the top 20 anime movies ranked by estimated gross earnings in North America. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is at number 11.

Rank Title Total Theatrical Gross Release Date
1 Pokemon: The First Movie $85,744,662 11/10/99
2 Pokemon: The Movie 2000 $43,758,684 7/21/00
3 Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie $19,765,868 8/13/04
4 The Secret World of Arrietty $19,202,743 2/17/12
5 Pokemon 3: The Movie $17,052,128 4/6/01
6 Ponyo $15,090,399 8/14/09
7 Spirited Away $10,055,859 9/20/02
8 Digimon: The Movie $9,631,153 10/6/00
9 The Wind Rises $5,209,580 2/21/14
10 Howl’s Moving Castle $4,711,096 6/10/05
11 Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods $2,553,002 8/5/14
12 Princess Mononoke $2,375,308 10/29/99
13 Pokemon 4Ever $1,727,447 10/11/02
14 Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence $1,043,896 9/17/04
15 From Up on Poppy Hill $1,002,895 3/15/13
16 Cowboy Bebop $1,000,045 4/4/03
17 Paprika $882,267 5/25/07
18 Pokemon Heroes $746,381 5/16/03
19 Metropolis $722,932 1/25/02
20 Akira $553,171 12/25/89

Worldwide, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods has over grossed $50 million worldwide in estimates sales! Leading the way is the Land of the Rising Sun (Japan), followed by the great countries of Mexico and Argentina. Toei Animation, the studio behind the movie’s creation, had set a goal of around $31.5 million. If we did out math correctly here on Saiyan Island, that means Battle of Gods surpassed those expectations by a large sum!

Country Release Date Total Theatrical Gross
Japan 3/30/13 $29,947,013
Mexico 9/27/13 $4,465,917
Argentina 9/26/13 $3,059,381
United States / Canada 8/05/14 $2,553,002
Peru 9/26/13 $1,840,479
Brazil 10/11/13 $1,719,914
Chile 10/3/13 $1,352,247
Italy 1/30/14 $1,285,502
Colombia 10/4/13 $1,168,525
Venezuela 10/11/13 $1,051,114
Ecuador 9/20/13 $834,730
Spain 5/30/14 $483,861
South Korea 8/29/13 $204,072
Hong Kong 8/15/13 $179,253
Thailand 10/23/13 $60,732
Bolivia 11/14/13 $48,863
Uruguay 10/10/13 $46,334
Philippines 8/14/13 $22,553
TOTAL   $50,323,492