Demon Slayer: Mugen Train had a great opening weekend at the box office
All aboard the Satanic Force Slayer train.
The function movie based upon a popular shonen anime, Satanic Force Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Film: Mugen Train, broke North American ticket office records by making approximately $21.1 million in its opening weekend. In contrast, the motion picture simply hardly routed the Mortal Kombat reboot, that made $23.3 million in its launching weekend.
This ranks the motion picture as the No. 1 foreign-language launching in U.S. ticket office history, according to a release from Funimation and Aniplex of America. Although this must come with the caution that the movie is evaluating both with a subtitled variation and a called English variation. Still, it’s impressive given that the movie could break such a record amid a global pandemic.
The movie, which premiered in late October in Japan, had a strong showing in the Asia-Pacific regions. It became the highest grossing Japanese movie of all time (animated and live-action) and earned roughly $350 million at the box office, breaking the record previously set by Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away.
The motion picture takes place in early 1900s Japan and follows Tanjiro Kamado, a young warrior on a quest to save his sister from a demon curse. While the movie takes place between the first and second seasons of the show, you don’t need to watch the show to understand the movie. If you do want a taste of the show beforehand, Funimation prepared three special episodes of Demon Slayer that recap everything up to the point of the movie.
If you desire to see what all the hype is about, Satanic Force Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Film: Mugen Train is out in theaters now.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.