Demon Slayer: Mugen Train has surpassed an estimated US$482 million (53 billion yen) at the worldwide box office.
Released on Oct 16, 2021, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train is finally showing some slow down in Japan. For the first time in 33 weeks, it has dropped out of the Japanese box office top 10 with Fate/Grand Order – Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot Paladin; Agateram taking the 10th place on the chart.
With Demon Slayer: Mugen Train dropping out of the top 10, its glorious streak of 33 weeks in the Japanese box office charts has finally come to an end. The film now holds the record for most consecutive weeks in the Japanese box office charts for this century. In the all-time list, Mugen Train is only behind the epic Titanic which remained in the top 10 charts for 40 weeks.
Nevertheless, the biggest anime film of all time is estimated to surpass US$482 million (53 billion yen) at the worldwide box office as of May 31, 2021. For the official numbers, we have to wait as the film is out of the top 10 in Japan and it’s a Memorial Day weekend in the United States.
Mugen Train Japan box office numbers
Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train released in Japanese cinemas on October 16, 2020. It garnered a positive response and despite COVID restrictions records the best opening day and weekend in Japan. The film continued to slaughter box office records, becoming the highest-grossing film in Japan. It also became the highest-grossing anime and Japanese film worldwide and also the highest-grossing film of 2020 worldwide. It also became the highest-grossing R-rated animated film of all time. Aniplex announced on May 24, 2021, that the box office total in Japan reached 40 billion yen.
Mugen Train international box office
Talking about the international box office, the film opened in the United States and Canada on April 23, 2021, in both sub and dub formats with an R-rating. Despite limited and late release date in the United States, Mugen Train earned US$21.1 million in its first week, taking second place after Mortal Kombat. It became the second anime film in the country to top the box office, after Pokémon: The First Movie in 1999. Aniplex announced on May 24, 2021, that the worldwide box office total stands at 51.7 billion yen and worldwide ticket sales at 41.35 million.
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train is a sequel to Demon Slayer TV anime season 1 released in 2019. Both anime and movie are adapted from a manga series by Koyoharu Gotouge. The second season of the Demon Slayer TV anime series, subtitled “Entertainment District arc”, will premiere sometime in 2021.