When the first trailer of Demon Slayer: Mugen Train came out, fans couldn’t calm their excitement. Back then nobody knew that this movie will one day go on to break all records not only in Japan, but also in other countries.
The movie was first released in Japan on October 16th. Many thought it was a bad decision given that the pandemic was at its peak, but it seems nothing could stop fans from flocking to movie theaters to watch their favorite manga animated.
After the release in Japan, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train topped the charts continuously for 12 weeks, until Gintama: The Final was released.
Now, after six months, we are again back to the same euphoria where Demon Slayer: Mugen Train is attempting to make history.
The official Twitter account of Funimation is celebrating the success of the movie in the US.
The first question that you may have is: If Demon Slayer: Mugen Train is yet the 3rd movie, then who is the 2nd and 1st?
The movie has earned $34,118,776 as of Sunday, surpassing the former holder, Dragon Ball Super: Broly that earned $30,712,119.
After toppling Dragon Ball, Demon Slayer is only trailing behind Pokemon 2000 – The Movie ($ 43,758,684) and Pokemon: The First Movie ($ 85,744,662)
Mugen Train released on 23rd April in the US and has quickly garnered close to $35 Million.
It won’t be surprising if this movie also ends up surpassing Pokemon: The First Movie which was released about 21 years ago.
Funny thing to notice is that this performance is only for the movie theaters, and as of now the movie has only released in two countries (Japan and USA). The manga series has huge fan following in other Asian and European countries, and they have no option to either wait for digital release on June 22, or go for piracy.