Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train is already the highest-grossing anime film to date. Koyoharu Gotogue's story has broken a bunch of screen and print records, and now the movie has hit the huge $400 USD milestone at the global box office.
According to global box office updates, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Train, a direct sequel to the 2019 anime series, has earned more than $400 million USD at theaters to date, and the milestone was reached thanks to strong openings in Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea. The anime film topped the box office in all three markets. This is an impressive box office milestone for an anime film. The film's opening in Japan back in October was the biggest in the country yet, and it already earned more than $355 million in Japan alone. The film has already sold 28 million tickets, and it's still on the top of the Japanese box office.
The Demon Slayer movie's international debut could boost its box office earnings even further. Many theaters are still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but as vaccines roll out, more of them might open soon, and the hope is that the highest-grossing anime film could bring more fans to the theaters.
Due to the film's success, the Demon Slayer movie was submitted in the Best Animated Feature Film category for the 93rd Academy Awards.