Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba's big movie is now the fifth highest-grossing film in all of 2020. Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train has had one of the speediest box office takeovers in recent memory as the debut film for the franchise has sold a ton of tickets ever since its October release in Japan. Coming off the mind blowing success of the anime's debut season, the film has quickly become the second highest-grossing film in Japan ever. But those numbers are also looking good around the world as well.
With the latest update from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba's official Twitter account, Mugen Train has now crossed over 20.5 million tickets sold and has netted 27.5 billion yen. This makes for around $265 million USD in just the 45 days since its initial release, and has topped previous fifth place holder, Dolittle's, worldwide gross of $245.8 million USD to become the fifth highest-grossing film of the year.
劇場版「鬼滅の刃」無限列車編、公開45日間で観客動員 2053万2177人（興行収入 275億1243万8050円）と、大変多くの方にご覧いただき、心より御礼申し上げます。皆様それぞれの日々の中で、本作を楽しんでいただけていれば幸いです。今年も残り1ヶ月、引き続き、ご自愛下さい。#鬼滅の刃— 鬼滅の刃公式 (@kimetsu_off) November 30, 2020
The current ranking for the highest-grossing films of 2020 include:
- The Eight Hundred - $461.2 million USD
- Bad Boys for Life - $426.5 million USD
- Tenet - $357.8 million USD
- Sonic the Hedgehog - $320.9 million USD
- Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train - $265 million USD
With Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba's debut film doing so well in Japan (especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic), there's only more room to grow next year when the film finally makes it to outside territories and theaters begin to gradually open elsewhere as other territories begin to combat the pandemic in their own ways.
What do you think? Surprised to see Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba's debut film doing so well? Wondering if it'll climb higher on the charts in the last month of the year? 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!