Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Drops Out of Japanese Box Office Top 10 for 1st Time Since October

The film has now topped an estimated US$481.15 million (52.9 billion yen) at the worldwide box office

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train

(Image via Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Official website)


The Mugen Train has finally started slowing down in Japan, with Oricon reporting today that Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train has dropped out of the top 10 for the first time since the film opened in October 2020, with Fate/Grand Order - Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot Paladin; Agateram taking the tenth place on the chart. 


While full numbers from the last weekend for Demon Slayer won't be released for another few days due to being out of the top 10 in Japan, and it being Memorial Day weekend in the United States, it's estimated that the Ufotable-produced film has reached US$481.15 million (52.9 billion yen) at the worldwide box office as of May 30. 


Demon Slayer: Mugen Train falling off the top 10 means its streak of 33 weeks in the box office charts is finally broken. For this century, Demon Slayer now holds the record for most consecutive weeks in the Japanese charts, and the second most consecutive weeks ever, only being beaten by Titanic's epic 40-week voyage in the late 1990s. It's a toss-up whether or not Demon Slayer will return to the charts if (or when) the postponed giveaways are finally distributed, but due to the Japanese government extending the current State of Emergency until at least June 20, which is after the release of the film on home video.


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, becoming the highest-grossing film in Japanese theaters ever, the highest-grossing anime and Japanese film worldwide, and the highest-grossing film of 2020. You can read our review of the film here. In North America, Mugen Train made its stop in theaters on April 23 both dubbed and subbed formats, with a digital release of the film on June 22, becoming the first anime film to top the US box office since Pokémon: The First Movie in 1999.


The Ufotable-produced anime film continues to adapt the manga series by Koyoharu Gotouge, which saw a TV anime series adaptation in 2019. The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba TV anime series streamed on Crunchyroll as it aired. The second season of the TV anime series, subtitled "Entertainment District arc", will premiere sometime in 2021 on Japanese TV.


Source: Oricon



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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