Demon Slayer: Mugen Train movie surpasses one billion yen on its first day

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The recent Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba movie, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, continues to steam through the Japanese box office. The film has surpassed the one billion yen mark on it’s first day in theaters.

On Saturday, Crunchyroll reported that the hit anime movie had surpassed 900,000 ticket sales on Friday. That was just its first day in Japanese theaters. Film industry insider Nikkan Sports also confirmed that based on opening sales the movie’s estimated revenue is over 1.2 billion yen. The equivalent of $11.3 million US dollars on the first day of release.

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train breaks Japanese box office

More figures for the anime film say admissions exceeded one million people on the first day. This is a new one day record for the Japanese box office of any film release. Demon Slayer: Mugen Train has also already outgrossed the cinematic runs of Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Kiki’s Delivery Service and One Piece: Strong World in Japan. Full box office results will be early next week.

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train opened to 403 theatres in Japan. The film adapts the ongoing hit series by Koyoharu Gotouge, following the TV anime from 2019. The hit movie releases to western audiences in early 2021.

Tanjiro Kamado and his friends from the Demon Slayer corps accompany Kyōjurō Rengoku, the Flame Hashira, to investigate a mysterious series of disappearances occurring inside a train. Little do they know that Enmu, the last of the Lower Moons of the Twelve Kizuki, is also on board and has prepared a trap for them. (via Wikipedia)


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