Demon Slayer Mugen Train becomes the 2nd Anime Film Ever to top US Box Office in Decades - Craffic

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train has broken the record for the highest opening for a foreign-language film in the United States, with the movie selling tickets in $21.1 million over the weekend. In Japan also it was a big hit, there making a profit of $100million.

It took just 10 days for it to gross over $100 million in Japan and became the fastest film to ever hit that milestone. It has become the highest-grossing anime and highest-grossing Japanese film of all time. The IMDb rating of this anime series is 8.7/10

Mugen Train, which premiered in the US on April 23, ended the weekend in second place to Mortal Kombat, which premiered in the country the same day and took in slightly over $23.3 million. In December 2020, Mugen Train became the top-grossing film in Japan 73 days after its release, with a gross of roughly $315 million at the time.

The movie currently has a gross amount of $369 million (¥39.72 Billion) in Japan and a worldwide gross of $417 million and is also the highest-grossing anime of all time surpassing Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away.

Mugen Train is a sequel to the 2019 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba TV series. Both are based on the manga by Koyoharu Gotouge, which concluded in 2020. A second season for the anime is set to release in 2021, while the manga will receive a spin-off focusing on the character Kyojuro Rengoku (ghost), who features prominently in Mugen Train.

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  1. […] Demon Slayer Mugen Train earned the $21,144,800 at the US box office for his first weekend, making it the second-highest US anime film launch (unresolved by inflation), the US highest animated film opening up to now this year, with the biggest Funimation weekend opening three days so far. It was ranked #2 on its US opening weekend, behind Mortal Kombat (the $22,515,000 at 3,073 theaters). […]

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