Following its release back in October, Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train has now earned JPY 27.51 billion (USD 265 million), making it the second-highest grossing film in Japan. Previously, the second-highest grossing film in Japan was James Cameron’s Titanic, which had a total box office take of JPY 26.2 billion.
Now, it seems that the Demon Slayer movie might have a chance of taking the top spot. For reference, the current highest-grossing film in Japan is Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away, with a total box office take of JPY 30.8 billion.
The movie’s box office success is unprecedented, especially in light of the ongoing pandemic which didn’t seem to slow down interest in seeing the Demon Slayer film in cinemas. Though given that the Demon Slayer franchise is massively popular in Japan, it’s not too surprising that fans flocked to theaters to watch it.
In case you’re unfamiliar, the Demon Slayer film (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train) is a movie adaptation of the Mugen Train arc in the Demon Slayer manga series. The film also serves as a direct continuation of the Kimetsu no Yaiba anime series.
While the film has seen a wide release in Japan, the Demon Slayer film will have its general release in the Philippines on February 2021. Though the movie did get a fan screening recently in select SM Cinemas, with another one scheduled this month.
Source: The Japan Times