In a world where thousands of theaters have shut down, Demon Slayer is not giving the entertainment industry a break. The franchise stunned moviegoers worldwide when it debuted in October to record-breaking gains. Japan's box office has been singlehandedly revived by Tanjiro after Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Mugen Train breathed life into it with a $100 million USD haul. And with more life left to live on the big screen, the movie has smashed another milestone after selling an insane number of tickets.
It's been doing so well, in fact, as Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba's official Twitter account has announced that Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has sold over 10 million tickets for the Mugen Train film since its initial release in theaters on October 16. Meaning that this massive amount of admissions was sold in just a little over two weeks since it was dropped in theaters.
大変多くの方々にご覧いただき、心より御礼申し上げます。— 鬼滅の刃公式 (@kimetsu_off) October 31, 2020
It's no surprise that Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Movie: Mugen Train has gone on to its quick level of success because of the response to the first season of the anime series. Confirmed to be in the works after that first season came to an end, many fans had been waiting to see the anime take on the Mugen Train arc of Koyoharu Gotouge's original manga.
The manga itself is still making a ton of waves as well, and the box office performance for the film is only going to get more impressive as the weeks and months roll on. Especially when it releases in other territories! But what do you think? Are you surprised to see such quick success for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba's inaugural movie debut? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or you can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!