Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F Opening Weekend Tops Battle of Gods, FF7 in Japan

Posted on April 20, 2015

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F (Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F) officially opened in Japan on April 18 and it made its opening with authority, topping what is currently the most popular movie in every other country – Fast and Furious 7 (FF7 opened April 17 in Japan) – at the Japanese box office!

According to website Deadline, the budget to create Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F was $5 million USD and it easily surpassed that number in just two days! The Z Warriors’ latest film earned approximately 960 million yen (about US$8.1 million) in gross sales and sold approximately 716,000 tickets in its opening weekend.

Its predecessor, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, grossed 683 million yen (around $7.3 million USD in 2013, $5.7 million USD by today’s currency exchange) in gross sales back in March 2013 on 561,000 tickets sold. Ultimately, Battle of Gods went on to earn $30 million USD in Japan and $50 million USD worldwide.

There is still a ways to go, but Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F could very well surpass Toei Animation’s goal of exceeding 4 billion yen ($33.1 million USD) in sales by the time its all said and done. It certainly helps when the movie will be played in over 74 countries worldwide, including the USA and Australia! FUNimation Entertainment, the American licensor for Dragon Ball Z, will have a nationwide theatrical release of the English dub this summer. Madman Entertainment, the Australian licensor for Dragon Ball Z, recently announced they have acquired the rights to movie and will debut Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F in Austrian theaters this Winter.

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Dragon Ball Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’ To America in Summer 2015. Premiere April 11

Dragon Ball Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’ (Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no “F” in Japanese) is the nineteenth featured film in the legendary Dragon Ball series. Dragon Ball Z creator Akira Toriyama will be writing the story for the movie as if it were a continuation of the original manga series and previous movie, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. All is well on Planet Earth until one day survivors of Frieza’s army, Sorbet and Tagoma, attack. Their goal, achieved: bring back Frieza from the dead with the power of the Dragon Balls! With the worst wish in history granted, Frieza is plotting his revenge against Saiyans. Armed with a mysterious and unrevealed transformation, what kind of surprise power does he have in-store? We’ll have to find out beginning on the theatrical Japanese release date of April 18, 2015 and American premiere of April 11, 2015, with additional showings beginning in the Summer. You can also read the entire summary of the movie here if you just can’t wait!