By Rafael Motamayor
Who said a film about slaying demons while on a speeding train couldn’t be a Christmas classic?
Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba– The Movie: Mugen Train has now officially ranked #1 for the 12th consecutive weekend at the Japanese box office, including #1 for the extended three-day holiday weekend, proving that you can’t stop the Mugen Train!
So far the film has earned an estimated 34.6 billion yen (or $337 million), surpassing Spirited Away to become the top-grossing film ever in Japan. Now, the sky is the limit for how far the film can go, but the next milestone for the film could be the record for the highest-grossing anime film in the world, currently held by Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name.
Given how Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train still has a North American release incoming, fans will have to wait and see how far this train can go.
The film directly follows the events of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime series, based on the manga of the same name. The movie centers around Tanjiro and his friends from the Demon Slayer Corps as they investigate mysterious disappearances taking place inside a seemingly endless train!