As the summer theatrical season draws to a close and cinemas are turning to re-releases of old films to try and inspire cinemagoers, several animation titles continue to put up strong box office totals in North America and abroad.
In its second week, Crunchyroll’s Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero crashed down to earth and fifth place at the box office, with a $4.6 million weekend haul. However after a stellar $21.1 million opening weekend and a strong first week, Super Hero now sits at $30.76 million at the U.S. box office, putting it just ahead of Dragon Ball Super: Broly as the fifth-highest-grossing anime title ever at the U.S. box office.
The second-week drop for Super Hero is hardly a surprise. Anime titles traditionally pull the bulk of their box office totals in the first couple weeks in theaters. That being said, with relatively little by way of competition at the box office, a 78.4% drop is still something of a gut-punch for the latest film from the Dragon Ball franchise.