DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF GODS Has Earned $18M In Japan, Twice The Domestic Haul Of DRAGOBALL EVOLUTION
Dragonball Evolution earned $9.36M USD at the domestic box office during it's 2009 theatrical run. This year's new animated Dragon Ball Z film has earned $1.85B yen or $18.75M USD in Japan.
In just its second week of release, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods has earned $18.75M USD at the Japanese box office and $23.8M USD worldwide. By comparison, 2009's Dragon Ball Evolution earned just $9.36M USD at the American box office and $57.5M USD worldwide. 'Evolution' is thought to have been produced on a budget of $40-50M USD while reports say 'Battle of Gods' was produced for $50M yen or roughly $515K USD.
[via Anime News Network]
The film, unlike Dragon Ball GT, is part of the official Dragon Ball canon, with creator Akira Toriyama supplying direction on the story. The film is set between chapter 517 and 518 of the manga, often called 'The Lost Decade'.
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SYNOPSIS: The events of Battle of Gods takes place several years after the battle with Majin Boo, which determined the fate of the entire universe. Wiss and Bills, the God of Destruction, are tasked with maintaining some sort of balance in the universe. After awakening from a long slumber, Bills is visited by Wiss and he learns that the galactic overlord Freeza has been defeated by a Super Saiyan from the North Quadrant of the universe named Goku, who is also a former student of the North Kaiō. Bills tracks down this warrior, Goku on Kaiō-sama's planet with his ally, the mysterious Wiss and challenges him to a battle. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods explodes with dynamic action from there, featuring character such as Kuririn, Gohan, Piccolo, Vegeta, and more of the Z Warriors.
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