FUNimation Entertainment has confirmed that the Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train anime ranked at #1 at the North American box office over the past weekend.
The film earned US$6,421,514 to edge out the new Mortal Kombat film (US$6,200,000) and win their second weekend matchup at the U.S. box office. Both films experienced steep revenue drops of over 70% from their first weekend.
Demon Slayer is now the #3 highest-grossing anime film ever (unadjusted for inflation) in the United States with an estimated US$34,118,776 as of May 2, 2021. It surpasses the former #3, Dragon Ball Super: Broly (US$30,712,119), and only trails behind Pokemon: The First Movie (US$85,744,662) and Pokemon 2000 – The Movie (US$43,758,684).
According to The Numbers website, Demon Slayer is less than US$3.5 million from overtaking The Eight-Hundred as the #1 film from 2020 worldwide.