Idris Elba's Survival Thriller

Idris Elba's survival thriller "Beast" is anticipated to open at $10 million over the weekend.

Instead, "Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero," a manga adaptation from Crunchyroll, a firm that specializes in Japanese anime films and television

The PG-13 film "Super Hero" will debut in 3,900 North American cinemas with an opening weekend budget of $13 million to $15 million.

The popularity of anime movies has grown significantly in the US, and Sony Pictures-owned Crunchyroll has been at the forefront of this trend.

The studio's PG-13 "Jujutsu Kaisen 0" opened to an astounding $17.6 million, while the 2021 release

Mugen Train" earned $21.2 million in its opening weekend, both impressive numbers given that theaters were only half-full at the time

Impressively, "Super Hero" aims to outperform its predecessor, "Dragon Ball Super

Broly," from 2018, which brought in $9.8 million in its first three days of release and $11.9 million by the end of the Martin Luther King holiday weekend

Like the majority of anime movies released in North America, "Broly" made the majority of its money during its first weekend

At the worldwide box office, "Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero" has already made $18 million.

Over the weekend, it will continue to roll out internationally in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates

Michael Nordine, a journalist for Variety, referred to Tetsuro Kodama's film as "excellent fan service."

Longtime "Dragon Ball" fans would feel perfectly at home in this weird world, he noted in his review, but first-timers may be disoriented

There's a high possibility you know more about "Dragon Ball" than you think you do, he continues