HomeMovie News‘Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero’ Rolls To $17M-20M Opening; ‘Beast’ Takes $10M – Friday Midday Box Office

‘Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero’ Rolls To $17M-20M Opening; ‘Beast’ Takes $10M – Friday Midday Box Office

Crunchyroll’s anime sequel Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is on course to steal No. 1 at the box office, making $8M-$10M today for a $17M-$20M take at 3,130 theaters. Idris Elba’s Beast is clocking $4.1M today and is aiming for $10M 3-day.In Weekend 33, Disney released the Ryan Reynolds 20th Century action comedy Free Guy for a great $28.3M – a reminder that it’s not the month, but the lack of product now.

Sony’s Bullet Train at 3,781 saw $2M today, -47% from last week, and $7M-$7.5M over the weekend, -44% on the high end, for a $68.4M running total. In fourth place at 3,537 locations, Warner Bros.’ DC League of Super-Pets earned $1.4M on Friday, -29%, and $5.1M on the fourth weekend, -27%, bringing the project’s total to $66.8M.

By Sunday, Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick is expected to gross $1.4M today, -29%, and $5M for a running total of $682.5M.We’re hearing Crunchyroll’s Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero did $4M in Thursday night previews, beating Universal’s Idris Elba lion movie Beast, which did $925K at 2,900 theaters. Previews began at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Crunchyroll is sending out an official update tomorrow. Super Hero could reach $15M with its start last night, while Beast, despite being 72% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, maybe in the single-digit range at 3,743 theaters. Ouch. There are 3,100 theaters booked for Super Hero, which has all the superpowers of Imax, 4DX, Dolby, and D-box.

Crunchyroll’s Jujutsu Kaisen 0 earned $2.88M on Thursday in 2,003 theaters back in March, resulting in a three-day weekend gross of $14.8M and a weekend plus previews gross of $17.6M.The film is currently higher than Crunchyroll’s Demon Slayer from March 2020, which did $3.8M in previews before opening to $21.2M.Beast’s Thursday earnings are just below Paramount’s alligator horror title Crawl’s $1M preview night.

Crawl earned $4.3M Friday and $12M opening in July 2019. The Elba title is still ahead of Universal’s Michael Bay film, Ambulance, which opened to $700K on Thursday, followed by $3.2M on Friday, and $8.7M domestically. A regularly ranked title, Sony’s Bullet Train, grossed $1.25M at 4,357 theaters on Thursday, down -18% from Wednesday, for a second week total of $19.9M and a running total of $61M.

The 12th Thursday of Top Gun: Maverick saw $870K at 3,181, -10%, for a week’s take of $10.8M and a running total of $677.5M.With $710K at 3,803, Warner Bros.’ DC League of Super-Pets came in third with the third week of $10.5M, -39%, and $61.7M running cume.

Fourth place went to Disney/Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder with 3,175 and $580K Thursday, -6% from Wednesday, and the sixth week of $8M, a running total of $328M.Universal/Illumination Entertainment’s Minions: The Rise of Gru at 3,068 had a $570K Thursday, -14% from Wednesday, for the seventh week of $7.7M and running total of $346.5M, 1.2% ahead of the second biggest domestic grosser at the time, Despicable Me 2 – but the film ended at $368M.







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