DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY Opens Tomorrow January 16 For Its Highly Anticipated North American Theatrical Run
Starting tomorrow, moviegoers throughout North America can enjoy the eagerly awaited new movie DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY (ドラゴンボール超 ブロリー, Doragon Bōru-Chō Burorī, 2018), the 20th film from the DRAGON BALL anime franchise and the first from the DRAGON BALL SUPER series. Based on the original story, screenplay and character designs of creator Akira Toriyama, DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY will screen in English dub in 1,260 theaters locations across the U.S. and Canada. As part of the movie release, Funimation Films, the theatrical division of Sony Picture Television’s Funimation, is giving fans an opportunity to be a part of history and experience the first-ever anime film to screen in IMAX in North America. Together with select screenings offered in Cinemark XD, DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY will be available on 180 digital premium large format screens as a special opening-day-only presentation. For a complete list of theaters including IMAX and Cinemark XD locations, visit the official movie website.
“We’re truly excited to finally share DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY with audiences across North America. Tomorrow represents the culmination of an incredible theatrical campaign that put fans front and center while simultaneously introducing DRAGON BALL for the first-time-ever to millions of families in the U.S. and Canada,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of Funimation. “DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY truly showcases creator Akira Toriyama’s incredible imagination and masterful storytelling. The movie is sure to please long-time fans as well as win the hearts of those experiencing DRAGON BALL for the very first time.”
DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY follows the events of the hit anime series DRAGON BALL SUPER, the first new DRAGON BALL storyline from original creator Akira Toriyama in more than 18 years. Since premiering in summer 2015, DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY has propelled the popularity of the franchise globally — with both lifelong fans and a whole new generation of children and teens. Consumer interest in theatrical anime releases has risen since 2015’s DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’ (ドラゴンボールＺ 復活の「Ｆ」, Doragon Bōru Zetto: Fukkatsu no ‘F’), which grossed $8.4M in North America, becoming the first independent film to make the Top 10 list of highest grossing anime films domestically as well as establishing a new record for the highest grossing event style theatrical release in the U.S.
A planet destroyed, a powerful race reduced to nothing. After the devastation of Planet Vegeta, three Saiyans were scattered among the stars, destined for different fates. While two found a home on Earth, the third was raised with a burning desire for vengeance and developed an unbelievable power. And the time for revenge has come. Destinies collide in a battle that will shake the universe to its very core!
Goku is back to training hard so he can face the most powerful foes the universes have to offer, and Vegeta is keeping up right beside him. But when they suddenly find themselves against an unknown Saiyan, they discover a terrible, destructive force.
Locked into battle with the formidable Broly, Goku and Vegeta face their most dangerous opponent yet!
For more about DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY including trailers and cast information, visit dragonballsuperofficial.com.
About Funimation Films
Funimation Films, the theatrical division of Funimation, acquires and distributes both anime and live action movies from prominent international filmmakers that appeal to the interests and passion of all types of fans throughout North America. The division was launched in December 2014 following the box office success of DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF GODS earlier that year. Its debut release, DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’, was an instant blockbuster and became the #9 highest-grossing anime movie of all time in North America. Funimation Films has gone on to release numerous films including SHIN GODZILLA and the award-winning, critically acclaimed YOUR NAME. Funimation, a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television, is a fully integrated, next-generation entertainment studio based in the Dallas/Fort Worth. For more information on Funimation Films, visit funimationfilms.com.
About Toei Animation Co., Ltd.
Toei Animation is one of the largest anime productions in Japan, founded in 1956 and marked its 60 years of history in 2016. The overall episodes we created are up to 12,000 including DRAGON BALL, ONE PIECE, GEGEGE NO KITARO, SAILOR MOON, many of which represent each era. We deal with anime production, offering those visuals to various media, as well as licensing and other related business. For more information, please visit toei-anim.co.jp/en.
About Twentieth Century Fox Film
One of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of Twentieth Century Fox Film: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Fox Family.