Last Sunday, the Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train reached a crucial milestone. It was already at its 73rd day since its release, and it has now sold 24,049,907 tickets and earned 32,478,895,850 yen. This means that it has now surpassed Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away as the #1 movie of all time at the Japanese box office.
The Hayao Miyazaki film has sat at the #1 spot for over a decade, earning 31.68 billion yen, and that includes revival screenings. However, Mugen Train reached the crucial 30 Billion Yen milestone a lot faster than Spirited Away. The Ghibli movie took 253 days to reach the milestone, while Mugen Train took only around 80 days to reach that goal.
The movie has now screened here in Singapore, opening last November. Here’s how Odex describes its story:
Falling forever into an endless dream… Tanjiro and the group have completed their rehabilitaWon training at the Bu_erfly Mansion, and they arrive to their next mission on the Mugen Train, where over 40 people have disappeared in a very short period of Wme. Tanjiro and Nezuko, along with Zenitsu and Inosuke, join one of the most powerful swordsmen within the Demon Slayer Corps, Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku, to face the demon aboard the Mugen Train on track to despair
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