FUNimation’s grass-roots limited theatrical release of the anime feature Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F has quietly earned a solid $8 million in ticket sales in its nine-day release.
The tally makes the feature the No. 9 all-time grossing anime film in domestic release, putting it ahead of Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises and Howl’s Moving Castle.
Having earned $51.6 million in foreign markets, the movie has a worldwide gross of $58.9 million.
The number of cinemas showing the feature varied widely in its run, from under 100 to a height of more than 900.
The gross represents a triumph for FUNimation, which marketed the film solely on a grass-roots level.