Record-breaking Demon Slayer Mugen Train becomes 1st Film Ever to Top 40 Billion Yen in Japan

Demon Slayer Mugen Train has created yet another history on Sunday, May 23rd. Since its release on October 16th, 2020 Demon Slayer-The movie: Mugen Train has earned 40,016,942,050 yen (~$367.6 million) on 28,966,806 tickets in Japan. Hence, becoming the first film to enter the 40 Billion yen club in Japan’s history.

Demon Slayer Mugen Train breaking records around the globe

Not only in Japan, but the film has been making and breaking records worldwide. For 2020, it became the highest-grossing film across the globe. Adding to this, since the beginning of cinema over a century ago (1895) no ‘non-Hollywood or non-American’ movie had ever grabbed the top spot on the yearly box office chart globally, Mugen Train is the first film to do so. With 41.35 million tickets sold in 45 countries and territories globally, the film has earned ~51.7 billion yen (~$475 million).

As per the US box office, the Demon Slayer Mugen Train stands at 2nd spot on highest-grossing anime films. Films 3.51 million tickets have bagged the film ~$45 million (via Funimation Twitter), surpassing Pokémon 2000’s $43.7 million for the place of the second-biggest anime film ever in the U.S.

The list of achievements under Mugen Train is quite long: for the October 16-18 weekend globally it had the highest opening weekend. In its home, it has the highest weekday opening day earning 1,268,724,700 yen (~$12.03 million). Stats say in its first 3 days of release in Japan it earned 4,623,117,450 yen (~$43.85 million) while selling 3,424,930 tickets (via Famitsu).

Legendary Hayao Miyazaki’s 2002 Spirited Away was the highest-grossing film in Japan which bagged 30.8 billion yen until the revival screening of Mugen Train. But now Demon Slayer Mugen Train stands at the top with 31.68 billion yen in earnings. Not only in the home but, globally the film has broken Spirited Away’s record as the highest-earning Japanese film.

Demon Slayer Mugen Train is the sequel film to the previous anime which aired in 2019. As for the second season, it will start airing in October this year. On June 22nd, the film is set to be released digitally by Funimation and Aniplex of America.


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