It’s no surprise that Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba THE MOVIE Mugen Train set the Japanese box office on fire like no other movie before Not only did the movie gross a whopping sum on day one in theaters, but in doing so it broke one-day admission records on a Friday, usually one of the lowest days of opening weekend
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From Friday screenings alone, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba THE MOVIE Mugen Train is estimated to have grossed over 1.2 billion yen at the Japanese box office on the first day of its release. other major films, the current owner of the Frozen 2 opening weekend made 188 billion yen ($ 178 million) over three days, Weathering with You (which opened higher than your name, but ended in the following weeks) opened at 15 billion yen ($ 1522 million), and Spirited Away, Japan’s highest-grossing animated film, opened at 105 billion ($ 9 million) on Saturday and Sunday Demon Slayer: Mugen Train is currently on track to earn over 3 billion yen ($ 284 million) in its opening weekend, safely taking the record
But, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train is estimated to have already taken the one-day admissions record.It is the first film in Japan to surpass 800,000 and 900,000 admissions in one day, although it was ‘Friday (ticket sales are typically higher on weekends) and the current COVID-19 pandemic, which still sees some theaters have limited seats, although most major chains (aside from Aeon theaters ) reopened all seats in accordance with guidelines established by the Japanese government which came into effect on September 19 A majority of cinemas reopened their seats on October 16, the same day Demon Slayer: Mugen Train opened
A Japanese advertising agency, speaking to Sports Hochi, predicts that Demon Slayer: Mugen Train will fetch more than 10 billion magic yen ($ 948 million) line, a line that only two non-Miyazaki animated films Have Reached, Your Name and Weathering with You The same agency also predicts the Aniplex-produced film will beat the Weathering with You opening weekend cleanly. With Saturday’s current admission estimates, it looks like Demon Slayer: Mugan Train has already far surpassed that record, along with the records it broke on Friday
Full details of this weekend’s box office murders won’t be released until early next week, but estimates will continue to circulate Although it’s very safe to say the hype train by Demon Slayer isn’t stopping anytime soon
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba THE MOVIE Mugen Train continues to adapt Koyoharu Gotouge’s manga series, which saw an animated television series in 2019 It is expected to be released in the west in early 2021 The Demon animated series Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba broadcast on Crunchyroll as it is broadcast
Daryl Harding is a Japan correspondent for Crunchyroll News He also runs a YouTube channel on Japan called TheDoctorDazza, tweets @DoctorDazza and posts photos from his travels on Instagram
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