Demon Slayer: Mugen Train is the #1 Movie From 2020, Worldwide

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As reported by Anime News Network, the site The Numbers recently updated its list of the highest-earning films of 2020. The site, which tracks the data behind the movie industry, placed Demon Slayer: Mugen Train in the #1 spot worldwide for 2020.

The worldwide tally, according to The Numbers, is $474,600,000. The box office total inside the US sits at $39,600,000 as of publication. The international box office sits at $435,000,000.

Demon Slayer has some first milestones

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train sat at the #1 spot at the Japanese box office for 12 straight weeks. Since the 13th weekend, it has stayed in the top three weekly spots in Japan until it’s 22nd weekend.Demon Slayer Mugen Train key art

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train shot past Spirited Away in the Japanese box office for highest earnings. Spirited Away initially earned 30.8 billion yen when it was released in 2002. Demon Slayer: Mugen Train now also holds the #1 box office spot in Japan as of February 2021. Over 27.45 million tickets were sold, and the equivalent of $359.7 million was earned.

Recently, it was reported by Anime News Network that Demon Slayer: Mugen Train has become the first non-Hollywood or non-American film to top the yearly box office on a worldwide level. This is the first time since the start of cinema well over 110 years ago. 

With such high numbers being pulled in by Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, it’s also no surprise that it overtook Mortal Kombat at the US box office recently as well.

The Demon Slayer film has been praised by outlets like Polygon and has quickly become a fan favorite film:

“Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train is a brilliant encapsulation of the series’ strengths and appeal, filled with moments of pulse-pounding action, heady emotional gravitas, and fantastic character-affirming moments of levity and humor.”

With Demon Slayer: Mugen Train still in theaters, what are your thoughts on seeing it overtake the worldwide box office? Share your thoughts with us in the comments or on Twitter.