Demon Slayer: Mugen Train is setting new records in the Japanese box office this past weekend! The movie debuted this past Friday with over 900,000 admissions and made over a billion yen ($11 million) according to Nikkan. By Saturday, the movie achieves a new record with over a million admissions in Japan. Demon Slayer: Mugen Train is estimated to surpass the previous record holder for the highest-grossing weekend opener in Japan since 2003, The Matrix Reloaded (2.2 billion yen or $20.8 million). Additionally, the movie is looking to surpass Dragon Ball Super: Broly’s lifetime box office sales in a single weekend. These are insane numbers for an anime film!
Lastly, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train is scheduled to release in early 2021 in the west. Stay tuned at Final Weapon for the latest Japanese gaming news and updates including anime!