Demon Slayer –Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train Breaks $40M at North American Box Office

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It’s time to add another record to the long list of achievements Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train has accumulated. The record-smashing movie has officially crossed $40 million at the North American box office!

With an exact total of $40,004,952 as of Tuesday night, the film sits neatly as the third-highest grossing anime film of all-time in the United States, behind only the first two Pokémon films.

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And this is just the latest record the film has broken! In its first weekend out in North America, it had the highest grossing opening for a foreign language film. Prior to that, Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train set plenty of records internationally.

After opening in Japan on October 16, 2020, it’s become the highest grossing anime and Japanese film of all-time worldwide (animated or live-action). It achieved over $100 million at the Japanese box office in just 10 days—the fastest to ever do so.

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The film is also the highest grossing film of all-time in Japan, surpassing the likes of Studio Ghibli‘s Spirited Away. And now, the high-octane, action-packed film is taking the world by storm, claiming even the #1 spot during its opening in Australia and New Zealand!

Have you watched Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train yet? You won’t want to miss this instant classic released by Aniplex of America and Funimation. Grab your tickets here.

Haven’t caught up on the series yet? Check out Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (and the three TV specials!) subbed and dubbed on Funimation.

How many records will this movie’s records break? Stay tuned to find out, and share this post if you’re excited! And stay tuned to Funimation for the latest news on all things anime, season and beyond.

Source: Funimation

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