Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mugen Train smashing records in first opening weekend!!

Nothing is stopping the Mugen Train!!

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mugen Train movie has set records during its first opening weekend in Japan. The film based on the widely popular manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotōge, and is the sequel film to the critically acclaimed TV anime adaption.

Japanese tracking site Oricon reported that the film has grossed 4.6 billion yen in it first opening weekend, making one of the highest grossing films of all time in Japan. But that’s not all. Mugen Train has also surpassed other high grossing anime films as well. More than 1 million were in attendance for both Saturday and Sunday, giving it the top three spots for the opening weekend when adding in Friday. Oricon reports nearly 3.5 million attendees, more than twice the number for Frozen II’s opening weekend last year.

For comparison’s sake, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba reach 4.6 billion yen in its opening weekend. Last year’s big anime hit, “Weathering with You” reached the same milestone over three weeks. Demon Slayer: Mugen Train has already surpassed the lifetime box office grosses of “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” “From Up on Poppy Hill,” “Wolf Children,” and “Dragon Ball Super: Broly,” making it the 36th highest-grossing anime film in Japanese cinemas, just shy of “One Piece Film: Strong World’s” total gross. It even beat out all three Sailor Moon films and both “Love! Live!” films with its earnings.

Given that state of the world at the moment, it is impressive to see that not even COVID19 can stop Demon Slayer. It would even stand to reason that the film could hit the 10 billion mark with ease, but only time will tell.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie – Mugen Train will hit US and Canada theaters in 2021.