Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train Scores Record-Breaking Weekend at U.S. Box Office

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Nicholas Friedman
Nicholas Friedman is a career pop culture journalist and Sr. Managing Editor at Funimation. You'll likely find him talking about Mob Psycho 100.

It’s time to add some records to the box office domination of Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train.

After a stellar opening weekend with $21,144,800 made at the U.S. box office, the action-packed and emotionally-charged film from Aniplex of America and Funimation now stands as the #1 foreign language debut in domestic box office history, and Funimation’s largest three-day opening ever!

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Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train is directed by Haruo Sotozaki featuring the original story by Koyoharu Gotoge with screenplay and animation production by studio ufotable. The running time for the film is one hour and 57 minutes and is rated R.

The film first opened in Japan on October 16, 2020 and is now the highest grossing anime and Japanese film (animated or live action) of all time.

The film opened on 403 screens (including 38 IMAX theaters), is the fastest film to achieve over $100 million at the box offices in Japan after only 10 days in theaters, and is the most successful IMAX release of all time in the market. The film opened at #1 in Australia and New Zealand last month.

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