After blockbuster success in Japan, the anime movie ‘Demon Slayer: Mugen Train’ has once again taken the top spot with its newest international opening.
Japanese anime movie ‘Demon Slayer: Mugen Train’ is off to a bumper opening in the international markets. The record-breaking Japanese anime movie has carried over its box-office buzz to Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Demon Slayer: Mugen Train has been dominating the Japan box office since its release in October 2020. A direct sequel to the 2019 hit anime series, ‘Demon Slayer: Mugen Train’ has been such a huge success in Asian markets that is now the highest-grossing anime movie of all time.
After blockbuster success in Japan, the movie is expanding its release into other international markets. It seems that it’s going to be equally successful in western countries.
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train has finally released in key English markets, Australia and New Zealand. The distributor for those territories Madman Entertainment has reported that the movie has opened in Australia and New Zealand at the number one spot in both regions. While we are waiting for the official numbers, it is a clear indication that the anime movie will rule the box office in the coming days.
🥳 You did it! #DemonSlayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: #MugenTrain was Australia and New Zealand's number 1 movie on opening day! Book your tickets to see it in cinemas now: 🔥 https://t.co/NGMO7SKDy2 🔥 pic.twitter.com/sucgmyiHB0
— Madman Anime (@Madman) February 25, 2021
In North America, the big anime movie is yet to get an official release date. There has been a reportedly super limited theatrical release in Miami, Florida, United States in order to qualify for the award season. According to the report, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train needed to be shared publicly in order to qualify for the Academy Awards this year. The film is currently exploring a nomination for Best Animated Film.
There is no announcement on full and official release as of now with COVID-19 still shuttering cinema halls across the nation. However, we can expect a full release this year only as the second season of the anime is confirmed for release later this year. We should remind you that the movie is a direct sequel to the first season and the second season of Demon Slayer will be picking up right after the events of the Mugen Train.
At the time of writing, the worldwide gross collection of Demon Slayer: Mugen Train stands at a whopping $401.5 million. It is now the highest-grossing anime movie of all time and the highest-grossing Japanese film of all time.