Saying that Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba THE MOVIE Mugen Train is doing well in the Japanese box office might be a bit of an understatement. Oricon has now released the numbers for last weekend’s box office, and they reported that the movie earned more than 4.6 billion yen on its opening weekend, This would make it the biggest opening for any movie in Japan. This includes both local movies and foreign ones as well.

The movie also broke Japan’s single day attendance record on October 17. In fact, it’s the first movie to get more than a million people to watch it on a single day in Japan, and that’s with social distancing measures being placed in some theaters. According to Oricon, 3,424,930 people watched the movie over the weekend, and also earned 4,623,117,450 yen.

The movie’s opening success was so big that Makoto Shinkai, who directed the current highest grossing anime movie, your name., released a comment on Twitter. There, the Weathering With You director asked how was that feat even possible in the Japanese box office. He also admitted that it was a huge accomplishment indeed.

So congratulations to Demon Slayer: Mugen Train for that box office feat. And with opening numbers that big, they may even overtake your name.’s worldwide record.

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source: Oricon, Makoto Shinkai’s Twitter Page


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