Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Sinks Titanic to Become 2nd Highest-Grossing Film of All Time in Japan

As so far sold over 20 million tickets in Japan

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba THE MOVIE Mugen Train


Another week sees Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba THE MOVIE Mugen Train overtake yet more films at the Japanese box office, this time overtaking the second-ranked film, James Cameron's Titanic, now only behind Spirited Away as the highest-grossing film in Japan. Demon Slayer also exceeded 20 million tickets sold in the region, overtaking Pokemon: The Movie 2000's worldwide publicized admission data.





At the Japanese box office, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train has brought in 27,512,438,050 yen (US$264,816,846), which makes it the second-highest-grossing film of all time in the region, beating out Titanic for the second-place spot. Demon Slayer now only has Spirited Away in its sights and the Studio Ghibli film's huge 30.80 billion yen (US$296.4 million) box office gross. In the worldwide box office chart for 2020, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train is now the highest-grossing animated film of the year based on the Japanese box office alone, beating out China's Jiang Ziya. It is currently 6th at the worldwide box office for 2020 behind Sonic the Hedgehog.


For ticket sales, Demon Slayer broke the 20 million mark, selling 20,532,177 tickets since it opened in Japan on October 16. The film is the 3rd most-watched film in Japan, behind Spirited Away and Tokyo Olympiad, and the 7th most-watched anime film in cinemas around the world, taking over Pokemon: The Movie 2000, and behind Howl's Moving Castle.


Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba THE MOVIE Mugen Train


Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba THE MOVIE Mugen Train opened in Japanese cinemas on October 16 and had the best opening weekend in Japanese cinema history. You can read our review of the film here. The Ufotable-produced anime film continues to adapt the manga series by Koyoharu Gotouge, which saw a TV anime series adaptation in 2019. The film is scheduled to be released in the west in early 2021. The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba TV anime series streamed on Crunchyroll as it aired.


Source: Demon Slayer on Twitter



Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram

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