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…