Global Box Office Sensation “Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train” Surpasses $4 Million at the Australian & New Zealand Box Office
Melbourne, Australia, 29 April 2021 – Japan's Number 1 film of all time, Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train has become Madman Anime Group's best performing theatrical release across both Australian and New Zealand territories.
The global phenomenon opened in Japan on 16 October 2020 and is now the highest grossing anime and Japanese film (animated or live action) in Japan's box office history. Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train also had a record-breaking opening weekend in North America last week, becoming the #1 Foreign Language film debut in U.S. box office history.
Locally, the film secured the top spot throughout the opening week of release in February (Japanese language with English subtitles) and has exceeded $4,000,000 AUD gross box office and $700,000 NZD gross box office in Australia and New Zealand, respectively.
“Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train's success is a testament to the calibre of films coming out of Japan and the growth of anime in the West. Given the success of the English subtitled version of Demon Slayer, we're excited to see fans experience the film in English dub and look forward to bringing more anime to Australia and New Zealand,” said Tim Anderson, CEO of Madman Anime Group.
Hot off the success of the subtitled release of the film, Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train is back in cinemas with its English dub encore release, playing at over 160 locations throughout Australia and New Zealand from April 22nd.
For more information and cinema locations please visit: demonslayer.com.au
About Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train is a follow-up to the extremely popular TV series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba that premiered in April 2019 and was based on Koyoharu Gotoge's comic, which boasts over 100 million copies in circulation in Japan. Featuring animation production from revered animation studio ufotable, the story follows Tanjiro Kamado's journey as a Demon Slayer after his family is brutally murdered and his sister is turned.
About Madman Anime Group
For 25 years Madman Anime Group has been the home of Japanese animated content in Australia and New Zealand. With the region's most comprehensive library of anime titles, Madman Anime Group distributes content in cinemas, via streaming on AnimeLab, on Blu-ray
and DVD as well as a range of digital platforms. Madman Anime Group also hosts Anime Festival, Australia's largest dedicated anime festival event.
Madman is a subsidiary of Funimation Global Group,an independently operated joint venture between U.S.-based Sony Pictures Entertainment and Japan's Aniplex, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
Official Website: demonslayer.com.au
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