My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising came out on top of the domestic box office Wednesday, opening with $1.7 million from 1275 theaters, according to early morning estimates (via Deadline).Heroes Rising’s $1.7 million put it above Disney’s Call of the Wild, which came in second place Wednesday with $1.5 million, and Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog, which earned $1.1 million the same day, according to Deadline.
Wednesday, Feb. 27, was also Heroes Rising’s first day in theaters so its earnings are at $1.7 million. That’s less than Funimation’s other hit anime movie, Dragon Ball Z Super: Broly, which brought in over $7 million on its first day, but $1.7 million is nothing to scoff at. That tracks higher than the first My Hero Academia movie released in theaters, My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, which earned roughly $2 million in its first two days at the box office.Two Heroes only opened at 500 theaters though whereas Heroes Rising nearly tripled the amount of U.S. theaters for its theater release. We thought Two Heroes was good, giving it a 7.7 out of 10. We thought Heroes Rising was even better and gave it an 8 out of 10.
Heroes Rising comes off the momentum of the latest My Hero Academia season, which is still ongoing with episode 19 being the latest to drop. We imagine this movie will bring more eyes to the upcoming My Hero Academia game, My Hero One’s Justice 2. If you haven’t seen that game in action, you can check out some of our gameplay from a Deku vs Overhaul fight.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN who’s trying really hard to catch up on My Hero Academia so he can catch Heroes Rising out while it’s in theaters. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.