For a while now, we all knew it was going to happen. Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train outsold Spirited Away to become the number one Japanese film worldwide.
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train sold a total of 27.45 million tickets and earned a cumulative total of 37,776,680,150 yen (about US$359.7 million) in Japan. The record-breaking movie stayed #1 for 12 consecutive weeks in the Japanese box office.
Last weekend, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train ranked third in South Korea with a cumulative total of 7,308,202,280 South Korean won (about US$6.58 million) since it opened on January 27. In Taiwan, as of February 14, the film has earned a cumulative 626,387,204 New Taiwan dollars (about US$22.48 million).
The Demon Slayer movie has had an amazing run in additional Asian countries, such as in Thailand, earning 124.43 million baht (about US$4.14 million), as of January.
In Hong Kong, as of December 6, the movie raked in 29,100,868 Hong Kong dollars (about US$3.75 million), and in Singapore, 2.42 million Singapore dollars (about US$1.83 million) as of December 31. In Vietnam, as of February 21, the film made 16,160,018,000 dong (about US$701,800).
The film has earned the equivalent of more than US$399.18 million, surpassing the current US$383,397,782 worldwide box office total for Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away (from the website, The Numbers, although currency exchange rates have varied significantly over the last 20 years) and effectively becoming the highest-grossing Japanese film of all time.
Other Things to Note
The movie was produced by the main staff members from the anime television series. Funimation announced that they will screen the film in theaters in North America soon.
Furthermore, Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train will have a limited seven-day Oscars-qualifying theatrical run in Miami that will begin this Friday. The second season of the anime television series has also been announced to premiere later this year.
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