Funimation has just stated that Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ has become one of the highest-grossing anime films of all time.

For the three-day weekend total, the film brought in $1.81 Million, bringing its total North American gross to a staggering $5.97 Million. With Saturday’s result, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ became the first independent film to make the Top 10 list of highest grossing anime films domestically.

The top ten films to achieve this feat are:

  1. Pokemon: The First Movie
  2. Pokemon: The Movie 2000
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh: The Movie
  4. The Secret World of Arietty
  5. Pokemon 3: The Movie
  6. Ponyo
  7. Spirited Away
  8. Digimon: The Movie
  9. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’
  10. The Wind Rises

To be honest, I’m not really surprised. Considering the size of DBZ’s fanbase, it was only natural that the film would succeed.

Some comments from Funimation’s staff:

“It’s a great film that loyal DBZ fans, and fans of anime, have helped push into the record books in just 6 days. Great word of mouth, extremely positive reviews, plus a film that appeals to core fans and is creating new fans, have led to sold-out shows, repeat viewings, and additional theaters being added through Wednesday.” - Michael DuBoise, EVP and COO of FUNimation.

“Based on the unprecedented success of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F,’ hundreds of theater locations are being added this week to meet demand. Don’t miss out on your chance to see this record-breaking movie, as it will be ending its theatrical run this week.” - David Wengrod, VP of Theatrical Distribution for FUNimation.