Not content with just being the highest-grossing film at the Japanese box office, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba THE MOVIE Mugen Train continues to widen the gap between it and the second grossing Japanese film of all time, Spirited Away, with Mugen Train exceeding 35.70 billion yen (US$342.5 million) in box office takings, the first film in Japan to do so domestically.
Mantan Web also reported that Demon Slayer had also had 26.21 million tickets sold since the film opened, the first film in Japan to ever break the 26 million people attended ceiling. There hasn’t been a more successful film in Japanese box office history and doesn’t seem like it’ll be losing steam anytime soon. Though, fellow Weekly Shonen Jump anime film adaptation Gintama: THE FINAL broke Demon Slayer: Mugen Train‘s reign at the top of the weekly box office charts, making it come in second for the first time in 13 weeks.
— 鬼滅の刃公式 (@kimetsu_off) December 20, 2020
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba THE MOVIE Mugen Train opened in Japanese cinemas on October 16 and had the best opening weekend in Japanese cinema history, becoming the highest-grossing film in Japanese theaters ever. A 4DX version of the film was be released in Japan on December 26. You can read our review of the film here. The Ufotable-produced anime film continues to adapt the manga series by Koyoharu Gotouge, which saw a TV anime series adaptation in 2019. The film is scheduled to be released in the west in early 2021. The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba TV anime series streamed on Crunchyroll as it aired.
Source: Mantan Web
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.
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