Demon Slayer Film Bags Highest Grossing Anime Movie Worldwide Defeating Spirited Away

Credit: Aniplex USA


Credit: Aniplex USA

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mugen Train reached the peak of its success as it not only tops as the top-grossing anime film in Japan, it finally steals the title of highest-grossing anime movie globally and breaks the record of Spirited Away which held the title for years. To put it in a few words, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mugen Train literally slew the box office.

Since Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Mugen Train debuted in the United States, it has been a much-awaited film with Tanjiro lording the screens and exerting much effort that the film was able to clinch the top spot as the highest-grossing anime film worldwide from its previous holder, Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away.

The numbers won't lie. Spirited Away has been holding the title of the highest-grossing anime film since its release in 2001 which means it has been on the highest pedestal for two decades with a total of $380,140,500 after it has been re-released last year. With the arrival of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Mugen Train, it shook the numbers of Spirited Away with a staggering $442.81 million worldwide.

It has topped in Japan and broke the records there, and that didn't stop the film from reaching a global success. When it had its release internationally, it kept bringing in the numbers making it able to reach where it is today.

Helpful in the success of the film is both the manga series of the same name and the anime adaptation of Demon Slayer which is both available in Crunchyroll and Funimation.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Mugen Train is made available in select theaters only and the film is underway to make it to home videos sometime in June this year. Imagine the success of this film and considering that there is an ongoing pandemic that it is only in select theaters, how much more can it bring in with a full blast release in theaters, right?

Congratulations to everyone behind Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Mugen Train!

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