It's a curious period for an all-time box office record, but in Japan "Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train" achieved exactly this historic success over the weekend. Since its release in October, the anime has grossed the equivalent of $ 313.7 million. With this sum, the previous record from 2001 has now been exceeded.
So far, Miyazaki Hayao's "Spirited Away" (known in Germany as "Spirited Away") has been in first place with grossing US $ 305 million. Even at the theatrical release of Demon Slayer, the anime set a decent pace. After ten days, the milestone of 100 million US dollars was cracked. Among other things, the film should have benefited from the lack of competition this year. Alongside Christopher Nolan's Tenet, Parasite from South Korea is one of the only two foreign films in the top 10 of the year. In 2019 there were still six non-Japanese productions to be found there.
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But the template has already enjoyed success around the world. Gotoke Koyohara's Demon Slayer made his debut in February 2016 in an issue of Weekly Shonen Jump. Since then, over 120 million copies of the manga series have been sold. An anime series about Demon Slayer also won numerous fans in a very short time. Wonder Woman 1984 also opened in theaters last weekend. So far, the film has grossed 85.4 million US dollars. In Germany, the cinemas are still closed due to the lockdown.
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