After reaching the second spot in Japan’s all-time box office records just last month, Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train is now officially the highest-grossing film in Japan of all time with a total box office of JPY 32.47 billion. With the Demon Slayer Movie’s new record, the reign of Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away as the top-grossing movie in Japan has come to a close.
What’s even more impressive is that Mugen Train only needed 59 days to reach the JPY 30 billion mark; for reference, Spirited Away took 253 days to do so. Then there’s the fact that the Demon Slayer movie released during a pandemic, making its box office take truly historic.
In case you’re unfamiliar, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba The Movie: Mugen Train is an anime film that serves as the continuation of the Demon Slayer anime series. The film’s story is described as:
“Tanjiro and the group have completed their rehabilitation training at the Butterfly Mansion, and they arrive to their next mission on the Mugen Train, where over 40 people have disappeared in a very short period of time.
Tanjiro and Nezuko, along with Zenitsu and Inosuke, join one of the most powerful swordsmen within the Demon Slayer Corps, Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku, to face the demon aboard the Mugen Train on track to despair.”
Source: Japan Times