Step aside, Spirited Away, there’s a new box office champion in town.
Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train has officially become the highest-grossing theatrical release in Japan. Within ten days of its premiere, it raked in $100 million at the domestic box office. And as of now, it’s managed to pull in a whopping $374 million (USD) in Japan alone.
Clearly, this is a film with legs. Not even the 2016 hit Your Name can hold a candle to it.
Some reasons that could explain the Demon Slayer movie’s success could be that it has been screened on everything from IMAX to 4D theaters. It doesn’t hurt that the film lends itself to repeat viewings and is based on the most popular manga/anime of this generation.
There are rumors that the film may see a theatrical release in the US as early as February 2021, but so far there’s been no confirmation of that. An official English trailer for the film has been uploaded online though, so Western audiences shouldn’t have to wait to long to get their eyes on it, and when they do you can expect its worldwide box office to break even more records.