Japan Box Office: Demon Slayer Will Surpass Spirited Away’s Record

Haruo Sotozaki and Koyoharu Gotouge’s project DEMON SLAYER: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train continues to rise and insists on staying on top.

According to the informations, the film earned 939 million yen with 655,000 admissions in its ninth week. Without a doubt, it was thought to be loved by most critics and anime fans, but it is incredible that it has been the top ruler of the Japan weekly box office for 9 consecutive weeks.

As reported yesterday, the movie is not far from being the top-grossing movie in Japan.  The film had earned 30,289,307,700 yen (US$291,221,092) on 22,539,385 admissions in 59 days since its release in Japan.

The film, which rose to the second highest-grossing film in Japan, surpassing Titanic (26.2 billion yen). It needs only 600 million yen ($ 5.7 million USD) to be the first. As it is known, Spirited Away has the most grossing movie record in Japan since 2011. However, this does not seem to last forever.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train about what?

The movie is based on Koyuharu Gotoge’s manga of the same name. The manga is currently published in the Weekly Shonen Jump comic anthology, with more than 14 million prints at a time.

The story begins like this; One day, Tanjiro learns that his fond family was murdered by a demon, that only his sister Nezuko survived, but that he had actually turned into a demon. Tanjiro becomes a demon hunter in order to save his sister and turn her back into a human.

You can also get information about the Demon Slayer series from here.

Source: crunchyroll.com

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