Demon Slayer Movie Surpasses Spirited Away, Becomes Fastest Film to Gross $100M in Japan

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Kathleen Townsend
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By Kathleen Townsend

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train has been in the news quite a bit recently, and for good reason: it’s now the fastest film in Japan to have reached the $100M mark at the box office.

The film premiered on October 16 on 403 screens in Japan, making news for its amazing opening weekend, which totaled $44M at the Japanese box office.

What else has Demon Slayer achieved in only two short weeks in theaters? Well, a whopping $102.5M (over 10B yen) has been accrued in a mere ten days since its premiere!

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This absolutely smashes the previous record-holder of the movie to earn over $100M in Japan by a whopping 15 days, Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away. The beloved Studio Ghibli classic hit the $100M mark in 25 days.

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train is the latest chapter in the anime adaptation of the popular Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba series.

Demon Slayer Movie Mugen Train

The series centers around budding Demon Slayer Tanjiro Kamado. After his family is slaughtered and his sister turned into a demon, Tanjiro sets out to find a way to turn his sister human again and get revenge. The movie centers around Tanjiro and his Demon Slayer Corps companions as they investigate a series of mysterious disappearances which are occurring from inside a train…

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba– The Movie: Mugen Train is in Japanese theaters now, and will be released in the United States and Canada in 2021, from Funimation and Aniplex of America.

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