Japan: DBS Super Hero Is The Worst Performing Dragon Ball Film In Past 25 Years So Far

Published on July 6th, 2022

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero film, which opened in Japan on June 11, has not been performing that well when compared to the previous Dragon Ball films which released in the last 2 decades.

Dragon Ball Super Hero box office

The New film based on the Akira Toriyama’s hit manga series, Dragon Ball Super is yet to debut internationally, but domestically, it has been released since three weeks ago. When compared to the previous 3 films (Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, Dragon Ball Super: Broly) made a lot less box office revenue in the first 3 weeks of opening.

According to BoxOfficeMojo, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero had made $12,121,600 US in the first 3 weeks. Compared to Super Hero film, the previous 3 films each made more than $20 million in their first 3 opening weeks. Here is a table comparing the earning of the 3 films:

MovieFirst 3 Weeks Box Office
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods$23,618,327
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’$21,411,019
Dragon Ball Super: Broly$23,640,548
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero$12,121,600

There could be a number of reasons behind the low box office performance, but two major factors might be the animation and the story. The animation style of the new movie is completely different from the previous films, while the Dragon Ball anime and films had a 2d animation till now, but the DBS: Super Hero film is completely CG animation which could be quite overwhelming for many fans who are experiencing CGI for the first time.

Also Read: Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Reveals [Spoilers]

The 2nd major factor could be the change of main characters. DBS: Super Hero focuses more on Gohan and Piccolo, Goku barely appears in the film trailer as well. Changing the protagonist from Goku and Vegeta to Gohan and Piccolo could also be the reason for low turnout in the cinemas.

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero film will be released in North America on August 19, in more than 2300 cinemas. Dragon Ball Super: Broly earned $30 million in North America. It will be interesting to see how well DBS: Super Hero performs worldwide after getting an average response from Japanese fans.

15 thoughts on “Japan: DBS Super Hero Is The Worst Performing Dragon Ball Film In Past 25 Years So Far

    1. No itโ€™s because you released it only in Japan and not world wide you allowed the internet to interfere with the viewing of the movie to many spoilers and leaks and on top of that you made us wait 3 years for garbage you better have more idea for the anime if not rip dragonball after 30 years of a great anime

  1. Cgi will not be a problem for indians and disney watching peoples.. coz they already watched cgi. And about of not appearance of goku is something that can be considerd negative effect. But if we go back to thr bojack unbounded movie where goku fight for gohan. This movie is somewhat similar to that in this movie father is gohan and children is pan. It’s a new step for akira toriyama to progress db. As well as in near future we gonna see gohan and younger one more often than goku and in new type of transformation. Coz a single person can’t be leave strong that no one can see him. Also the gohan is the blood of that overwhelming sinhle person so they have to make him stronger too.

    thank you for reading this comment.

  2. You gotta see it this way… First off there is no goku so thats gonna cause problems with sales right from the getgo…. Secondly the other movies introduced either something new or someone who deserved a movie such as beerus, resurrected frieza and ssj blue form, or broly… Thirdly the movie has yet to reach anywhere besides japan… I guarantee that sales hit 20 million after its been released internationally.

  3. Honestly I’m a crazy Fan on DBZ and my all time favorite character is Gohan to the point where my son name is Gohan. I’m guessing it hasn’t been a hit movie due to the fact that it gave no fighting scene that would leave you amazed like the other movies. I hate the fact that they just wanted to power up Gohan so they did in 20second fight. I mean Goku n Vegeta fought way longer in the other 2 movies and the scenes where amazing. In this movie you stay waiting for a long good fight for Gohan to power up but no. All they gave Gohan was a very little fight scene before his power up. I hate how they rush things with other characters due to them not caring for them, but let me tell you he his one of the most beloved characters and he needs his screen time to fight and train like he did DBZ.

  4. People want to see Gohan evolution in a proper manner, not just by simply explainable in a movie with trash villians and dumb androids.

  5. The movie didnโ€™t work Gohan didnโ€™t train much to gain this power that Ill logical. If they had shown Gohan working hard and achieving the power. It would have been fine. We all want to See Gohan Piccolo strong but with training not with dragon balls help like piccolo did. We even want to see Krilan Tien Yamcha doing progress.

  6. Reading peoples misspelled words in the comments section is bad.
    The movie was good. Reminds me a lot of Bio Broly. Which Goten and Trunks along with 18 and Krillin saved the day.

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