FUNimation Entertainment has announced that the Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train anime film has earned over US$45 million at the North American box office. The film is now also the #2 highest-earning anime film ever at the U.S. box office.
Mugen Train has surpassed Hayao Miyazaki’s 2002 film, Spirited Away, its last rival for all-time highest earnings in Japanese box office history. Spirited Away earned 30.8 billion yen in its original run, but has since earned a total of 31.68 billion yen after last summer’s revival screenings. The film has also surpassed Spirited Away as the #1 highest-earning Japanese film of all time worldwide.
FUNimation and Aniplex of America began screening the film in theaters in North America on April 23, 2021.