"Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods" Earns $7 Million on Opening Weekend

Second G.I. Joe flick ends up nabbing the top spot worldwide

The numbers are in for this past weekend's box office, and according to Variety, the latest Dragon Ball Z feature was the top film overseas that wasn't produced in America. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods opened across 328 screens in Japan, 16 of which were IMAX theaters, and brought in a total of US $7 million in earnings. 

 

The films that topped Battle of Gods include, from bottom to top, Oz the Great and Powerful, Jack the Giant Slayer, The Croods, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation, which took the top spot in worldwide and domestic ticket sales. Retaliation's worldwide total came to $132 million, and as a result Paramount is already kicking off development of a third film.

 

A further breakdown of those Battle of Gods numbers: IMAX tickets contributed $450,000 to the total, with a per-screen average of $28,000. 

 

I saw G.I. Joe: Retaliation on Friday, and let me tell you, I wish I could have spent that money on Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods instead. Woof

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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