Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Becomes #2 Anime Film of All Time in U.S. Box Office
Record-breaking feature has pulled in over $43 million during its run
Image via Funimation's press release
A few days ago we reported on the latest box office victories for the Demon Slayer movie, including the fact that it was on the way to outgrossing Pokémon: The Movie 2000 to become the second highest-grossing anime film in U.S. box office history. Well, that time has come, and the latest numbers from Funimation make it official.
As of the latest update, Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train has pulled in $43,956,487, making it the #2 anime film of all time in the United States. This follows the film's kickoff as Funimation's largest three-day weekend theatrical release ever, as well as the #1 Foreign Language film debut in U.S. box office history back when it opened in theaters.
This train makes no stops! #MugenTrain is officially the 2nd highest grossing anime film in U.S. box office history. ✌️— Funimation (@Funimation) May 22, 2021
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Next up for Mugen Train is a digital debut on Apple TV, Microsoft Store, Vudu, Google Play, PlayStation Store, and Amazon on June 22.
Source: Press release
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