Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train Earns #2 Highest Ever U.S. Opening for an Anime Film

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that the Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train anime film has earned US$21,144,800 at the U.S. box office, which makes it the second-highest ever U.S. opening for an anime film (unadjusted for inflation), the highest U.S. opening for an animated film so far this year, and FUNimation’s largest three-day opening weekend to date. Pokemon: The First Movie holds the anime film record for the highest U.S. opening with US$31,036,678 million earned at the box office in 1999.

Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train ranked at #2 in its opening weekend in the United States, behind the new Mortal Kombat film (US$22,515,000 in 3,073 theaters).

FUNimation and Aniplex of America began screening Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train in theaters in Japanese with English subtitles and with an English dub in North America on April 23, 2021, and will release the film digitally on June 22, 2021. The film opened on over 1,600 screens, including in 4DX and on IMAX cinema.

Source: ANN

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