Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Film Earns 36.5 Billion Yen, Sells 26.67 Million Tickets
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The Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train anime film has earned 36.5 billion yen (about US$351.7 million) and has sold 26.67 million tickets as of Sunday. The film stayed in the #1 spot over the weekend, its 15th weekend in Japan.
The film has surpassed Hayao Miyazaki's 2002 Spirited Away, its last rival for all-time highest earnings in Japanese box office history. (Spirited Away earned 30.8 billion yen in its original run, but has since earned a total of 31.68 billion yen after last summer's revival screenings.) It is now also at least the second highest-earning anime film of all time worldwide, topping your name.'s worldwide US$357,986,087 earnings.
Funimation and Aniplex of America will screen the film with both subtitles and an English dub in theaters in North America early this year.
Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train began screening in theaters in Japan on October 16.
Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web