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Demon Slayer Film Has 6th-Highest Ticket Sales for Japanese Film in S. Korea

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film ranked #2 in 7th weekend in S. Korea

The Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train anime film ranked #2 in its seventh weekend in South Korea, selling around 93,000 tickets over the weekend, with a cumulative 1.19 million tickets sold since it opened in South Korea on January 27. The film now has the sixth-highest cumulative ticket sales for Japanese films in South Korea, behind your name., Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Ponyo, and Love Letter.

The film has earned a cumulative total of 11,581,458,860 won (about US$10.2 million) in South Korea.

After 12 consecutive weeks at #1 in the box office in Japan, Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train dropped to #2 during the January 9-10 weekend, its 13th weekend. The film has ranked in the top three spots weekly in Japan since then, but fell to #4 last weekend, its 22nd weekend at the box office.

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.) The film has also surpassed Spirited Away as the #1 highest-earning Japanese film of all time worldwide.

Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train began screening in Japan on October 16. The film had the highest opening weekend globally for the October 16-18 weekend. The film sold 3,424,930 tickets and earned 4,623,117,450 yen (about US$43.85 million) in Japan in its first three days. The film sold 910,507 tickets and earned over 1,268,724,700 yen (about US$12.03 million) on its opening day alone, making it the highest weekday opening day in Japan ever.

The main staff members of the previous television anime returned for the sequel film. TOHO and Aniplex are handling the film's distribution in Japan. Funimation and Aniplex of America will screen the film in theaters in North America in early 2021.

Anime News Network's Sources: Yonhap News Agency, KOFIC

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