‘Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero’ Tops Another Sluggish August Weekend Box Office

The Sony Pictures/Crunchyroll animated release Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero may have an awkward sounding title, but to anime fans the latest movie in the franchise is must-see entertainment.

The release topped expectations, generating an estimated $21 million in revenue across about 3,000 North American screens, including 327 Imax screens, to top the weekend box office through Aug. 21. The title easily bested Universal Pictures’ new release Beast, which features Idris Elba tasked with saving his kids from wild animals while out on a safari. The movie sold about $11.5 million worth of tickets across more than 3,700 screens.

Rounding out the weekend box office podium was Sony Pictures’ Bullet Train with a projected $8 million in revenue across almost 3,800 screens. The Brad Pitt-starrer now has almost $69 million in North American revenue, $123 million worldwide.

Paramount Pictures’ Top Gun: Maverick continues to impress, generating an estimated $5.8 million across almost 3,000 screens. The Tom Cruise actioner has generated $683 million across North American theaters, which puts the 1986 Top Gun sequel ahead of Disney/Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War with $678 million in revenue. The movie is now the sixth-highest gross domestic release all-time.

Finally, Warner Bros. Animation’s DC League of Super-Pets added another $4.9 million in estimated ticket sales across 3,500 screens to up its four-week tally past $66 million.

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