Odex Anime Licenses Demon Slayer Film for India
posted on by Adriana Hazra
Odex Anime announced on its YouTube channel on Wednesday that it has licensed the Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train anime film for an Indian release. The company stated the "general release" of the film is on July 15.
PVR Cinemas' official Instagram page had stated in January that the company was "in touch with distributors" of the Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train anime film. PVR Pictures has not made any announcements about the release.
Mugen Train began screening in Japan on October 16. After 12 consecutive weeks at #1 in the box office in Japan, it dropped to #2 during the January 9-10 weekend, its 13th weekend. The film had ranked in the top three spots weekly in Japan since then, until its 22nd weekend.
The film sold a total of 28,966,806 tickets for 40,016,942,050 yen (about US$367.6 million) in Japan as of May 23 — and became the first film ever to pass the 40 billion yen milestone. It has since earned 40,096,913,600 yen (about US$366.53 million) in Japan as of June 6. It is still playing in some Japanese theaters.
In 45 countries and territories worldwide, Mugen Train sold a total of 41.35 million tickets to earn the equivalent of 51.7 billion yen (about US$475 million) as of May 23. The film was the highest-earning film worldwide from 2020. It is the first non-Hollywood or non-American film to top the yearly box office worldwide since the beginning of cinema over a century ago.
Mugen Train has surpassed Hayao Miyazaki's 2002 Spirited Away, its last rival for all-time highest earnings in Japanese box office history. The film has also surpassed Spirited Away as the #1 highest-earning Japanese film of all time worldwide.
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 released the film digitally on June 22.
Source: Odex Anime's YouTube channel