Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train Is the First Film to Top 40 Billion Yen in Japan

After 220 days, the Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train anime has 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, 2021 — and became the first film ever to pass the 40 billion yen milestone.

In 45 countries and territories worldwide, Mugen Train has sold a total of 41.35 million tickets to earn the equivalent of 51.7 billion yen (about US$475 million). 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.

In the United States alone, the film has sold 3.51 million tickets to earn US$43,956,487 (about 4.78 billion yen). The film is now the #2 highest-earning anime film ever at the U.S. box office.

Mugen Train began screening in Japanese theaters on October 16, 2020.

Source: ANN

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