Battle of Gods Box Office - $51.2 million

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Battle of Gods Box Office - $51.2 million

Post by Bullza » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:26 pm

Battle of Gods has started to role out in theatres across South America recently so I thought I'd make a thread where I (or anyone else) can give updates on it's performance.

http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=m ... lz2014.htm

There's the site to the grosses it's made in each country but it doesn't really update.

It's current total from given numbers adds to $36.8 million as of September 29th.

It was #1 in Argentina. It was #1 in Ecuador 2 weeks running. It was #1 in Peru and was #2 in Mexico beating Elysium and made $2.8 million.

Over the next few days Box Office results will come in from last weekend so it'll add more in those markets plus it opens in Chile and Colombia.

Then on the 11th it opens in Brazil which is another big market like Mexico.

I'm hoping it can get to $50 million.
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Re: Battle of Gods Box Office Thread - $36.8 million

Post by Daimo-Rukiri » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:36 pm

I think they more than doubled the original budget at this point, good for them.
I think they will hit 50 million, if I remember correctly wasn't the original budget $500,000? or something like that? They are in some serious profit zones right now.
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Re: Battle of Gods Box Office Thread - $36.8 million

Post by Bullza » Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:24 pm

I'm not 100% sure but according to wiki Toei were given 50 million Yen ($516,000) towards the film though I'd imagine if it wouldn't have made up the whole budget.

It probably cost a few million in US dollars to make and another amount to market. It should certainly have made a profit though.

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Re: Battle of Gods Box Office Thread - $36.8 million

Post by Bullza » Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:27 pm

Second weekend figures in for DBZ in Mexico it didn't do very well, dropped 80.4% to $549,000.

It's now made $3.925 million there. It'll probably be a very frontloaded film.

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Re: Battle of Gods Box Office Thread - $36.8 million

Post by JulieYBM » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:45 am

Daimo-Rukiri wrote:I think they more than doubled the original budget at this point, good for them.
I think they will hit 50 million, if I remember correctly wasn't the original budget $500,000? or something like that? They are in some serious profit zones right now.
The average television episode costs $100,000-300,000. Since this movie is barely over eighty minutes for a total of four episode's worth of animation and for the most part looks really unspectacular I'd say the movie cost, at the most, $800,000-1,200,000 USD. In other words, this movie has probably made back a good thirty-times its budget in theatrical receipts alone.
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Re: Battle of Gods Box Office Thread - $36.8 million

Post by Blade » Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:10 am

JulieYBM wrote:
Daimo-Rukiri wrote:I think they more than doubled the original budget at this point, good for them.
I think they will hit 50 million, if I remember correctly wasn't the original budget $500,000? or something like that? They are in some serious profit zones right now.
The average television episode costs $100,000-300,000. Since this movie is barely over eighty minutes for a total of four episode's worth of animation and for the most part looks really unspectacular I'd say the movie cost, at the most, $800,000-1,200,000 USD. In other words, this movie has probably made back a good thirty-times its budget in theatrical receipts alone.

But unlike an episode of television Anime, the movie received significant and widespread promotion. I'm willing to wager that marketing costs were at least on a 1:1 ratio with production costs, if not higher.
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Re: Battle of Gods Box Office Thread - $37.9 million

Post by Bullza » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:02 pm

Supposedly the average cost of a DC animated film is about $3.5 million.

I'd guess this movie cost $3-4 million to make and then possibly the same or more for the marketing.

Usually a movie needs to make double it's budget to break even so it should have done that several times over.

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Post by Daimo-Rukiri » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:16 pm

Whatever the budget was they more than doubled and they probably broke even on DVD/Blu-Ray sales alone.
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Re: Battle of Gods Box Office Thread - $37.9 million

Post by Blade » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:16 pm

Bullza wrote:Supposedly the average cost of a DC animated film is about $3.5 million.

I'd guess this movie cost $3-4 million to make and then possibly the same or more for the marketing.

Usually a movie needs to make double it's budget to break even so it should have done that several times over.
In Hollywood sure, but with Anime in Japan at least it's a whole different story - especially when it comes to franchises. The success or failure of Battle of God's in Toei's eyes will probably have more to do with merchandise sales than box office returns.
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Re: Battle of Gods Box Office Thread - $37.9 million

Post by Bullza » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:56 pm

Well Toei said they were aiming for the film to make ¥3 billion in Japan, they said it went on to do ¥2.9 billion.

It's Blu Ray/DVD sales account for 69,816 and that includes 2 weeks of Blu Ray sales (it dropped off the charts afterward) and 4 weeks of DVD sales. That was both the regular and special editions aswell.

The films been #1 in 4 countries so far. If its run in South America goes well they may try Europe afterwards.

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Re: Battle of Gods Box Office Thread - $37.9 million

Post by Bullza » Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:11 pm

BoG was #1 in Argentina again the past weekend it made $512,000. It's made $2.26 million in total there. 61% drop is pretty big but much better than Mexico's.

That brings the movies total to $38.8 million now.

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Re: Battle of Gods Box Office Thread - $37.9 million

Post by Bullza » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:20 pm

Quite a few figures have come in now.

In Chile the movie was #1 where it made $701,000. That's the 8th highest opening weekend this year there and it's in a lot fewer theatres aswell than most.

It was #1 in Colombia, it made $685,000.

In Ecuador it's made $834,000 in three weeks.

It dropped 77% in Peru but was #2 and has made $1.54 million there so far.

In total it's made $40.8 million.

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Re: Battle of Gods Box Office Thread - $36.8 million

Post by Hellspawn28 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:22 pm

Bullza wrote:Second weekend figures in for DBZ in Mexico it didn't do very well, dropped 80.4% to $549,000.
I'm not surprise since I would imagine that most of the fans already saw it when they got the chance. I think 50 million could be likely for this movie. I don't think it's going to make millions like most people are hoping for. I remember one person was like "I hope the movie will make 200 million worldwide!" :lol: .
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Re: Battle of Gods Box Office Thread - $40.8 million

Post by Bullza » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:38 pm

I suppose it was always gonna be frontloaded because the fans would rush to see it. $50 million is possible though a lot of it will depend on Brazil where it could make $3-5 million. The other markets may be able to push the rest.

I don't know if it's scheduled to open anywhere else after Brazil though, hopefully it goes to Europe.

It was never gonna make $200 million but for a 80 minute anime movie based on a show that ended a decade+ ago to open in #1 in 6 countries and make $40 million is very impressive.

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Post by theoriginalbilis » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:15 am

I'm glad to hear it's doing well in every country it's been screened in...

Makes me wonder how good/bad(?) the numbers will be when it eventually reaches US shores....
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Re: Battle of Gods Box Office Thread - $40.8 million

Post by Hellspawn28 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:41 am

The movie is likely going to have a limited release. I'm beating it might make around 3 or 4 million on it's opening weekend.
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Re: Battle of Gods Box Office Thread - $40.8 million

Post by sangofe » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:58 am

theoriginalbilis wrote:I'm glad to hear it's doing well in every country it's been screened in...

Makes me wonder how good/bad(?) the numbers will be when it eventually reaches US shores....
The longer they wait, the more they'll lose, because people are gonna pirate it, and I bet loads of people won't bother to go to the cinéma when they've downloaded it. At least the casual fans probably aren't, and honestly, I think that's where the money lies.

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Re: Battle of Gods Box Office Thread - $40.8 million

Post by Hellspawn28 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:36 am

^You can say the same for DBZ Movie 1-13 and they did fine. Pirating movies don't do any major harm since The Avengers was released weeks before it came out in the US and the movie made a big load of cash.
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Re: Battle of Gods Box Office Thread - $40.8 million

Post by Bullza » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:39 pm

I'd be surprised if it got a release in US, at best a very limited one. I think they'd wanna go through Europe first and see how it does there before moving on to US.

Does anyone know if it's going to be released anywhere else after Brazil?

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Re: Battle of Gods Box Office Thread - $40.8 million

Post by Hellspawn28 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:59 pm

Box Office Mojo really needs to add the movie on their database. If we do get a screening for the movie then it might be at next year's Otakon. I wonder how well it will do in France since I hear DB has a bigger cult flowing then the US.
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