In Japan, Demon Slayer surpassed Bohemian Rhapsody, becoming the highest-grossing title in IMAX format, with 1.5 billion yen after 30 days in theaters. According to Deadline, Demon Slayer’s revenue in the Japanese market as of November 15 is about 24 billion yen.
In its fifth week in theaters, Demon Slayer collected 146.3 million yen from 38 IMAX theaters, down only 3% from the previous week’s performance. In Taiwan, the film grossed $ 225,000 from nine IMAX theaters, bringing the total box office there to $ 710,000. Demon Slayer was released in Hong Kong (China) on November 12, before being shown in IMAX theaters here.
Achievements in both Taiwan and Hong Kong markets can help Demon Slayer climb to the third place on the chart for the most popular Japanese film of all time. The film is currently only 6.8 billion yen short of the sales threshold of 30.8 billion yen by Spirited Away (2001).
If he earns more, Demon Slayer will overtake Spirited Away, becoming the highest-grossing Japanese film in history. However, with the 3D Stand by Me Doraemon 2 animated movie released from November 20, Demon Slayer will face many difficulties in improving achievements.
The success of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie – Mugen Train in the Japanese theater practically does not surprise the public. Because the original Devil Sword of the author Gotouge Koyoharu has consistently been in the top of the most popular Japanese manga since its launch in 2017 up to now.
According to Oricon, by February, 40.3 million copies of Kimetsu no Yaiba books have been sold worldwide, including both paper books and digital formats.
In April 2019, a long-running manga adaptation of the manga was released and was warmly received by fans. The work won in many categories at the Newtype Anime Awards ceremony held in November 2019.
The commercial and artistic success of the original, the series of anime series, and a strong fan base inside and outside of Japan, all played a significant role in helping Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie – Mugen Train reaped huge sales after just over a month of release.
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