DUBAI: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the movie is now standing at first place as the highest-earning movie worldwide in 2020 with a total of $474.6 million USD or ¥51 billion Yen worldwide, according to numerous reports.
The movie has passed over $40 million USD or ¥4 billion Yen at the North American box office.
The movie has surpassed Hayao Miyazaki’s 2002 Spirited Away as the highest-grossing film of all time in Japan as well the highest-grossing anime film and Japanese film of all time. This makes it the first Japanese anime film to reach the milestone of $400 million in box office proceeds worldwide.
Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train passes $40M at the North American box office! 🔥— Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (English) (@DemonSlayerUSA) May 12, 2021
Thank you to everyone who watched Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: #MugenTrain! 🚂 pic.twitter.com/Oaxa4JRErX
The ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’ manga launched in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in February 2016. The manga series ended in May 2020 and has managed to sell more than 150 million copies, including digital copies, as of February 2021.
The movie is a direct sequel of the first season of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba TV anime series that aired in September 2019.
A second season of the TV series has been announced last February, and is expected to premier later this year. It will follow the events of the movie and will focus on the ‘Entertainment District Arc’ of the story.
The anime movie is available now across theatres in the Middle East in Japanese along with English and Arabic subtitles.