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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.

Proving that it has legs, four at least, DC League of Super-Pets finished the weekend in sixth place, with a $4.2m domestic haul. Not bad for a film in its fifth week. Minions: The Rise of Gru has shown similar longevity, and nine weeks into its theatrical run finished in eighth place at the North American box office with another $2.74m in ticket sales, for a $354.7m total.

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On managed another $103,825 in sales from 169 theaters ($5.8m total) as it nears the end of its box office run.

Minions: The Rise of Gru

The Rise of Gru, number one in the world once again over the weekend, powered past another milestone when it surpassed the half-billion-dollar mark at the international box office. With $514m grossed abroad and another $354.7m in North America, the film has now grossed more than $868 million worldwide.

Still only available in China, New Gods: Yang Jian topped the country’s box office once again and grossed another $12.9m. It’s two-week total now sits at $43.6 million. (The film will be released in the U.S. by GKIDS early next year.)

In ninth at the global box office over the weekend was Dragon Ball Super which grossed $8.7m ($4.1m from outside North America), and rounding out the top ten was DC League of Super-Pets at $8.6m ($4.4m from abroad).

One other notable entrant on the international side: Paramount opened the Spanish feature Tad The Lost Explorer And The Emerald Tablet, the third in the franchise, in 15 markets for a $4.1m opening weekend.

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