Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train has just made history! This feature film, based on the manga by Koyoharu Gotoge, is now the first anime movie to top the North American box office charts since Pokémon: The First Movie way back in 1999.
According to Funimation, who is handling Mugen Train’s distribution along with Aniplex, Mugen Train earned $34 million dollars at cinemas last weekend, beating out the likes of Mortal Kombat for ticket sales and attendance! Fatality!
Although it originally opened in Japan in October 2020, Mugen Train is still playing in theaters here and has already outgrossed Titanic and Spirited Away for ticket sales. It’s now the biggest movie – anime or otherwise - to have ever played in theaters in Japan.
Are there any more records that Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train can smash? Only time will tell. In the meantime, here's the theatrical trailer!
And here's Funimation's synopsis for Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train, along with the Japanese poster!
Falling forever into an endless dream…
Tanjiro and the group have completed their rehabilitation training at the Butterfly Mansion, and they arrive to their next mission on the Mugen Train, where over 40 people have disappeared in a very short period of time.
Tanjiro and Nezuko, along with Zenitsu and Inosuke, join one of the most powerful swordsmen within the Demon Slayer Corps, Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku, to face the demon aboard the Mugen Train on track to despair.