In addition to revealing the production of its second season, the Kimetsu no Yaiba multimedia franchise also announced that the film Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen has surpassed the cumulative global gross of the film Kimi no Na wa (Your Name), and it has become the second highest grossing anime film in global history.
The Japanese portal Oricon revealed that the film has accumulated a collection of 37.4 billion yen (about 355.5 million dollars (122 days after its premiere in Japan, on October 16, with a total of 27.27 million entries In addition, in South Korea the film was released on January 27, and has achieved a gross of 5,335,819 dollars with 620,227 tickets sold.
Thus, globally, the film has raised 41.55 billion yen (about 395.33 million based on the current exchange rate), which means that in both Japanese yen and US dollars, the film has exceeded the proceeds from the Makoto Shinkai-produced feature film, Kimi no Na wa (Your Name). It should be noted that Kimi no Na wa (Your Name) estimates of worldwide earnings range from 358,331,485 (about 37.76 billion yen) to 380,140,500 (about 41.43 billion yen) counting all the re - world premieres.
The film opened in Japanese theaters on October 16, achieving the highest grossing at the global box office in its opening weekend. The film also surpassed the acclaimed Studio Ghibli production Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (Spirited Away), becoming the highest-grossing film in Japanese history.
Synopsis of Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen
Tanjirou Kamado and his friends from the Demon Hunter Corps accompany the Pillar of Fire, Kyoujurou Rengoku, on a mission to investigate a series of disappearances that occur inside a train. Little do they know that Enmu, one of the members of the Twelve Demon Moons, is also on board and has set a trap for them.
Source: Oricon News
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