After becoming the highest-grossing film of all time in Japan last week, this week Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba THE MOVIE Mugen Train became the most attended film of all-time in Japan, with 25.48 million tickets sold for the film. Mugen Train has also topped the box office charts for a historic 12th week in a row.
Mantan Web released the updated figures for Demon Slayer: Mugen Train today, revealing that the film has brought over 34.6 billion yen (US$336.8 million) at the Japanese box office, widening the gap between it and the second highest-grossing film of all time in Japan, Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away. At 25.48 million tickets sold for the film, Demon Slayer finally became the most attended film of all-time in Japan, overtaking Spirited Away‘s 24.28 million tickets sold. If one person equals one ticket in Japan, over 20% of Japan’s population would have seen Mugen Train or more than the entire population of Australia.
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But this coming week may be the last week of highs for the film as Prime Minister Suga announced on January 4 that it may declare a new State of Emergency for the Greater Tokyo region by the end of the week. While the government may try and take cinemas off the list of venues to be asked to close, residents will be asked to stay at home after 8 PM and not to go out unnecessarily.
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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