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‘Demon Slayer: Mugen Train’ is back on top once more in the Box Office


After slowing down to number two on its 13th week, Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train is back on track again to top the list in its 14th weekend.

As of Sunday, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train has sold 26.44 million tickets and earned 36,176,405,350 yen (about US$348.8 million).

After dropping to number two, the film now returned to the number one spot over the weekend in Japan’s 14th weekend.

Also, with 123,000 tickets sold, the film earned 203,391,700 yen (about US$1.96 million) on Saturday and Sunday.

The remarkable streaks of “Demon Slayer”

Mugen Train dropped to number two during the January 9-10 weekend after 12 consecutive weeks at number one in Japan’s box office.

The film also sold 425,000 tickets during that weekend and earned 677,783,450 yen (about US$6.57 million) from Friday to Sunday.

The mesmerizing film has recorded excellent streaks in its recent digits achieved. It surpassed its last rival for all-time highest earnings in Japanese box office history, Hayao Miyazaki’s 2002 Spirited Away.

As of writing, Tanjiro’s film is the second highest-earning anime film of all time worldwide. It has topped your name’s worldwide US$357,986,087 earnings.

On October 16, Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train began screening in 38 IMAX theaters in Japan.

The movie immediately achieved the highest opening weekend globally for the October 16-18 weekend.

“Gintama: The Final” switched places with “Mugen Train”

Gintama: The Final, the new anime film of Hideaki Sorachi’s Gintama manga, dropped to number two after opening at number one and ending Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train’s 12 consecutive weekends at the top of the Japanese box office.

The film sold 106,000 tickets over the weekend and earned 150,857,160 yen (about US$1.45 million) from Friday to Sunday.

It has sold a total of 600,000 tickets and made a cumulative total of 833,629,460 yen (about US$8.03 million).

Opening on October 16 last year in Japan theaters, the movie is based on the original manga’s finale, combined with new story elements.

“Gintama” on the rise

Mugen Train‘s streaks have inspired a new net anime special titled Gintama The Semi-Final. On January 15, the net anime premiered exclusively in Japan on the online dTV service. Also, the film has a novel by Mirei Miyamoto to be shipped on January 8.

With over 55 million copies in circulation, this Sorachi’s original “science-fiction period-drama comedy” manga began in 2003 and ended in June 2019.

It was in July 2018 when the latest anime series premiered.

The manga has inspired various original video anime (OVA), event anime, two live-action films, and two live-action net spinoffs.

Viz Media published the first English version of the mangas in 23 volumes.

Meanwhile, rising from number four to number three in its fourth weekend is the Studio 4°C’s anime film of Akihiro Nishino’s Poupelle of Chimney Town (Entotsu-chō no Poupelle) picture book.

Image courtesy of Aniplex USA/YouTube Screenshot

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