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Box Office: ‘Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero’ to Defeat Idris Elba’s Survival Thriller ‘Beast’

Box Office: ‘Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero’ to Defeat Idris Elba’s Survival Thriller ‘Beast’

Beast,” a survival thriller starring Idris Elba, is expected to debut to 10 million over the weekend. But those ticket sales likely won’t be enough to lead domestic box office charts.

Instead, the Universal Pictures release looks to be defeated by “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero,” a manga adaptation from Crunchyroll, a company that specializes in Japanese anime movies and television. The PG-13 “Super Hero” is targeting 13 million to 15 million in its opening weekend as it touches down in 3,900 North American theaters. It marks the widest release ever for Crunchyroll.

Anime films have been increasingly popular in the United States, and Crunchyroll, which is mostly owned by Sony Pictures, has been at the forefront. Earlier this year, the studio’s PG-13 “Jujutsu Kaisen 0” notched a remarkable 17.6 million in its debut, while the company’s 2021 release “Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train” nabbed 21.2 million to start, a huge result at

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