“Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F'" earned $1.97 million Tuesday in its for day of limited U.S. theatrical release, marking the eighth-highest domestic debut for an anime film.
Opening in 894 theaters, it averaged $2,198 per screen, more than any other film playing Tuesday in the United States. It came in at sixth place overall.
“We are thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive fan response to the movie," said Michael DuBoise, COO of Funimation Entertainment, which is handling North American distribution. "We knew the opening would be very good but its performance has exceeded everyone’s expectations."
“Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F,'" which opened April 18 in Japan, marks the return of iconic franchise villain Frieza. Series Akira Toriyama was directly involved in the production, and is credited with the original concept, screenplay and character designs.
The film opens today in Canada, and will screen in more than 1,000 theaters across North America by the time its limited theatrical run ends on Aug. 12.