Demon Slayer Movie Earns More Than #1 Film in 21st Weekend
It's been 21 weeks since the debut of the record-breaking Demon Slayer movie, and it still somehow manages to surprise everyone with its achievements. This past weekend, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba — The Movie: Mugen Train stayed strong in the #2 spot at the box office, but still somehow managed to pull in more yen than the film in first place.
At the top of the heap this weekend was I Fell in Love Like a Flower Bouquet, which beat everything else as far as number of tickets sold was concerned. Even though it sold more tickets, though, Demon Slayer earned more yen over the March 6-7 weekend, adding up to 162,614,700 yen or about US$1.5 million. Thanks to those earnings, Mugen Train's latest weekend total actually managed to rise by 4.5 percent over the weekend before it.
As of now, the Demon Slayer movie has sold 27.87 million tickets for a total of 38,446,447,150 yen (US$352.2 million). In addition to beating Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away for all-time earnings in the Japanese box office, at this point the movie has also knocked Spirited Away out of first place as the highest-grossing Japanese film of all time around the world.
Beyond the recent Florida screenings, there's still the 2021 North American run of the Demon Slayer movie to look forward to, so stay tuned for more as it's announced.