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‘Demon Slayer’ Gets Its Revenge, Stealing The Top Spot From ‘Mortal Kombat’ In A Tight Race For No. 1 At The Box Office

At the end of the day, box-office success isn’t measured solely by opening-weekend numbers. Sometimes it’s a marathon, not a sprint. As proof, you need look no further than the newly reversed fortunes of Mortal Kombat and Demon Slayer: Mugen Train.Last weekend, the two new releases battled tooth-and-nail all the way to the finish line, […]

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Box Office: ‘Demon Slayer’ Overtakes ‘Mortal Kombat’

After narrowly losing first place in its opening weekend, “Demon Slayer: Mugen Train” has surged ahead of “Mortal Kombat” on U.S. box office charts.The anime action adventure “Demon Slayer” is expected to end the weekend with $6.4 million in ticket sales, while “Mortal Kombat” trails closely behind with $6.2 million between Friday and Sunday. Both […]

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‘Escape Room 2’ Moves Up Release to July

“Escape Room 2” has moved up its release to July.The sequel to the 2019 psychological thriller will now debut on July 16, 2021, nearly six months earlier than its planned release date of Jan. 7, 2022.With the box office beginning to revive after the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s possible that “Escape Room 2” moved up in […]

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Box Office: ‘Mortal Kombat’ Pulls Ahead of Surprisingly Strong ‘Demon Slayer’

For the first time since the pandemic struck, more than one movie opened to notable ticket sales at the domestic box office. The results fueled the biggest overall weekend of the Covid-19 era, according to Comscore, with an estimated $54.2 million in revenue across all reopened North American theaters.Hollywood is pointing to the performances of […]

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‘Mortal Kombat’ & ‘Demon Slayer’ In Fierce Brawl For No. 1, As US Box Office Continues to Rebound From Pandemic

It’s a great weekend at the US box office, even by pre-pandemic standards. Two movies, both R-rated, aren’t squashing one another, but equally set to gross over $19M apiece this weekend. We’re talking about New Line/HBO Max’s Mortal Kombat and Funimation/Aniplex’s Demon Slayer –Kimetsu no Yaiba– The Movie: Mugen Train. Seriously, this is amazing box […]

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‘Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train’ Review: Anime Record-Setter Serves Up Toon Action for Cult Audiences

You’re either already on the “Demon Slayer” train or you’re not, and the hit Japanese feature — arriving stateside having surpassed “Spirited Away” as the highest-grossing anime movie of all time — is hardly the vehicle for the popular franchise to pick up new passengers. That doesn’t mean the action-packed toon won’t appeal to those […]

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Korea Box Office: ‘Soul’ and ‘Demon Train’ Repeat as ‘Space Sweepers’ Wins Online

Pixar animation “Soul” and Japanese anime “Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train” held station at the top of the South Korean box office for the second successive weekend.Still heavily under the influence of Covid conditions, nationwide overall takings remained anemic. The most recent weekend total weighed in at just $3.63 million, down from $3.92 million […]

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‘Demon Slayer’ Surpasses ‘Spirited Away’ as Japan’s Highest-Grossing Film

Hayao Miyazaki’s 2001 masterpiece Spirited Away was a major global crossover hit — a critical and commercial success that earned the animated film an Oscar, and the title as Japan’s highest-grossing film in history, beating out Hollywood blockbuster Titanic. But 19 years after its release, Spirited Away has lost its crown to Demon Slayer. Demon […]

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