‘Demon Slayer’ Overtakes ‘Titanic’ at the Japanese Box Office
The period action animation “Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train” has passed “Titanic” at the Japanese box office, to become the territory’s number two all-time hit, according to figures announced on Monday by distributor Aniplex.Based on a hit comic by Gotoge Koyoharu that has sold more than 100 million copies in all formats, including digital, the film has earned $264 million from 20.5 million admissions as of Nov.
29, some 45 days since its opening on Oct.
16.This exceeds the $251 million “Titanic” made in Japan in 1997, which was then the all-time record.
In 2001 Miyazaki Hayao’s animated fantasy “Spirited Away” ascended to the historic top spot with $295.5 million.Last week, “Demon Slayer” moved into the number three slot past “Frozen,” which earned $245 million in 2014 and the Shinkai Makoto anime “Your Name” which grossed $240 million in 2016.
(Figures have not been adjusted for inflation or currency movement.) “Demon Slayer” needed only 15 days following its release
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