“Dragon Ball Super: Broly" becomes franchise's most successful film

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The new animated movie previously broke box office records during its opening weekend.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly already broke box office records, taking the No. 1 movie spot in the United States after bagging a massive $7 million USD on its opening day. The takings also made it the fifth highest-earning anime movie opening of all time.

It's now been revealed that the animated movie has earned a whopping $100 million USD at the box office, making it the franchise's most successful release to date. According to reports from Mantan Web, the film has sold more tickets and earned more than 2015's release, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’.

In Japan, Broly has currently sold 3,009,730 tickets, earning the film approximately ¥3,895,569,200 JPY, while its North American release has sold 3,222,700 tickets and earned $29,101,069 USD.

The film sees Goku and Vegeta face new fighter Broly, a Saiyan warrior unlike any villain they've come up against before. Goku was once again voiced by Masako Nozawa, with Vegeta's Ryô Horikawa also returning.

With a current rating of 82% on Rotten Tomatoes – and an audience score of 94% – critics praised the movie's fast-paced action, energetic feel and strong moments of character. 

In other film news, "Alita: Battle Angel" has opened to mixed reviews. While early critics of the movie praised its visuals, they panned most other aspects. 

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