Good news to all Demon Slayer fans! In early 2021, Funimation and Aniplex of America will be screening the film with both subtitles and English dub in theaters in North America.
Mugen Train dropped to #2 this past weekend after 12 consecutive weeks at #1 in Japan’s box office. The film has sold 425,000 tickets over the weekend, and from Friday to Sunday, it earned 677,783,450 yen (roughly US$6.57 million).
At present, a total of 25.48 million tickets have already been sold for 34,642,116,000 yen (about US$335 million).
Demon Slayer‘s last rival film for all-time highest earnings in Japanese box office history, Hayao Miyazaki’s 2002 Spirited Away, has now been surpassed by Tanjiro and his demon-slaying friends.
The Spirited Away film in its original run earned 30.8 billion yen, but after the revival screenings this summer, it has since made a total of 31.68 billion yen.
The movie is now also at least the second highest-earning anime film of all time worldwide. It has topped Your Name’s worldwide earnings of US$357,986,087.
On October 16, Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train began screening in 38 IMAX theaters in Japan. For the October 16-18 weekend, the film had the highest opening weekend globally.
Furthermore, the film earned 4,623,117,450 yen (about US$43.85 million) after selling 3,424,930 tickets in Japan in its first three days.
And on its opening day alone, the film sold 910,507 tickets and earned over 1,268,724,700 yen (about US$12.03 million). This feat made the anime attain its highest weekday opening day in Japan ever.
Moreover, on Saturday, December 26, Mugen Train began holding immersive MX4D and 4DX screenings.
Meanwhile, the previous television anime’s prominent staff members returned for the sequel film.
At the same time, Aniplex and TOHO are handling the film’s distribution in Japan. America’s Funimation and Aniplex will screen the movie in theaters in North America in early 2021.
Image courtesy of Aniplex USA/YouTube Screenshot
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