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Demon Slayer Movie Rakes in Over 27 Billion Yen in 45 Days

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Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie Box Office

The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba movie, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train, continues to climb up the chart of most successful films in Japan. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train made over ¥27.5 billion yen in sales in just forty-five days. Surpassing Titanic, the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba film now holds second place in the ranking of the most successful films in Japan. [Thanks, Game Watch!]

In October, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train broke box office records, making it the fastest film to make over ¥10 billion in sales within its first ten days of release. It had unseated Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away, as the Hayao Miyazaki film previously held the record in domestic markets.

However, Spirited Away still holds the record for being the highest-grossing Japanese film of all time. The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba movie is quickly gaining on the beloved Studio Ghibli film. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train will roughly only need to make over ¥3 billion more to unseat Spirited Away as the highest-grossing Japanese film of all time.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train was released to Japanese cinemas on October 16, 2020. A North American release is scheduled for early 2021. Aniplex of America and Funimation will be in charge of the US and Canadian debut.

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